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.
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.
In this lesson students consider and discuss the trade-offs we all make on a daily basis between maintaining our privacy, and gaining access to information services.
In this lesson students look at how elections are media events.
This lesson familiarizes children with the nutritional value of foods advertised on television and in magazines.
In this lesson, students use science and critical thinking to test the legitimacy of advertisers’ claims about their products.
This lesson develops a beginning awareness by students of how they feel towards, and respond to, different sports, and how the media represents athletics.