Lesson Plan

Activity Two: Whose Lenses? How Mass Media Portray Global Development - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 6 to 8

Author: Media Literacy for Development & Children’s Rights, UNICEF Canada. Used with permission. For more teaching and lesson ideas for global education from around the world, visit UNICEF Canada’s Global Schoolhouse at www.unicef.ca.


“Media Literacy for Development & Children’s Rights” was created by UNICEF Canada to help young people in grades 6 - 8 understand the role played by the media in influencing their attitudes and perceptions about developing nations and development issues. This module contains a series of lessons, exercises and background information to help familiarize students with the issues and challenges surrounding representation of other countries and cultures by the media. There are four activities in Lesson Two: Making the News, Deconstructing the News, Views on the News, and Now It’s Your Turn.

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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