This lesson introduces students to some of the myth-building techniques of television by comparing super heroes and super villains from television to heroes and villains in the real world and by conveying how violence and action are used to give power to characters.
This lesson considers how the media portrays women in politics. Students explore capsule biographies of female political leaders, from ancient times to current events – crafted from snippets of media coverage such as newspapers, magazines, TV news and encyclopedias – to understand bias in how female politicians are portrayed.
In this lesson, students look at how gender stereotyping may discourage young women from becoming involved in politics.
In this lesson, students participate in a survey that will help them better understand their attitudes and perceptions regarding sports and advertising. In particular, students will focus on how alcohol companies use sports and sporting events to promote their products and influence consumers.
To introduce students to the use and prevalence of sexuality in advertising.
This lesson introduces students to the theory behind television ratings and encourages them to explore the commercial pressures driving the medium.
To introduce students to the organizations, codes and guidelines that govern the broadcasting industry in Canada and to familiarize them with the regulatory process that exists to deal with complaints and issues within the industry.
In this lesson students consider how well their favourite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of Canadian society.
To introduce students to the rating systems for films, videos and television and to the issues that surround these classifications.
In this lesson, students explore the nature of stereotypes by looking at the negative image of the TV dad as presented in situation comedies (sitcoms) and advertisements.