These lessons are an adaptation of Grade 8 lessons from the Curriculum Healthy Relationships, by Men For Change, Halifax, Nova Scotia, a 53-activity, three-year curriculum designed for teens.
In this lesson, students identify stereotypical images of girls and women as represented by female action heroes.
This lesson looks at food photography and the different techniques used by food stylists to make foods look appealing in advertisements.
In this lesson, students look at the ways in which consumer frenzy develops around a particular product.
In this lesson Buy Nothing Day is used as a jumping-off point to look at the role of consumerism in our lives and culture.
This lesson helps students understand how self-image can influence lifestyle choices.
In this lesson, students look at how male and female characters are depicted in comic books.
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.