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In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea that what they see in media can be deceptive. They explore the idea that media are “framed” by their creators and consider what parts of the world are left out of the frame.
On the internet, it can be hard to tell what’s true and what’s false—but we have to make a lot of decisions based on how reliable we think things are. In Reality Check, you’ll learn how to find clues like finding where a story originally came from and comparing it to other sources, as well as how to use tools like fact-checking sites and reverse image searches.
The Digital Literacy Training Program for Canadian Educators workshop provides an overview of essential digital literacy skills and key concepts of media and digital literacy, familiarizes participants with the digital experiences of Canadian youth, and introduces the resources and tools that are available through MediaSmarts’ USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE digital literacy framework.
A Guide for Trusted Adults is based on YWCA’s consultation with Canadian girls and young women about their concerns and the issues they face online and on social media platforms and the ways they want the adults in their lives to support them.
In this lesson, students explore their beliefs and values about independence – and how cigarette advertising exploits peoples’ desires for greater freedom.
This lesson helps students understand how self-image can influence lifestyle choices.
In this lesson, students analyze their own body image and consider what they wish they could change.
In this lesson, students explore how tobacco advertising has evolved over the past sixty years.
In this lesson, students explore the relationship between the marketing techniques used by tobacco companies and the true physical and social effects of smoking.
In this lesson, students explore various avenues for expressing concern and influencing public opinion about the health hazards of smoking.
In this lesson, students learn how the tobacco industry exploits the needs, wishes and desires of various target audiences in order to foster brand loyalty.
In this lesson, students learn how the tobacco industry targets the needs, wishes and desires of young people in order to sell cigarettes.