This activity, adaptable across grades, is designed to help students look critically at the Halloween costumes marketed to them.
In this lesson students answer a brief questionnaire related to self-image, self-esteem, and advertising, and then work as groups to create and act in mock television commercials that parody advertising techniques.
This lesson helps students become more aware of the media’s role in determining what, and who, are perceived as being cool.
This is the first of three lessons that address gender stereotypes. The objective of this lesson is to encourage students to develop their own critical intelligence with regard to culturally inherited stereotypes, and to the images presented in the media - film and television, rock music, newspapers and magazines.
In this lesson, students deconstruct gender portrayal and depictions of boys and girls in the media.
This lesson focuses on put-down mentality in the media.
This lesson lets students take a good look at our society’s pressures to conform to standards of beauty - particularly to be thin - and the related prejudice against being “overweight”.
In this lesson, students become sensitized to the ways in which the use of language in the media can imply inequality between men and women.
In this lesson students develop an awareness of the ways in which public perceptions regarding young people have been affected by media portrayals of youth violence and youth crime.
In this lesson, students identify the differences between TV families and real families by analyzing the conventions used by TV shows; and by comparing the problems and actions of television families to real world families.