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Discuss how media effects teenagers body image and self-esteem. Providing examples of today;s media and allowing students to give their own opinion.
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 1, as of 2012-08-01.
I think it is a good idea to make students understand how exactly the media affects the teenagers image of what beauty is. However, there are many things that can be improved with this lesson plan. The timing is too short in order for the students to accurately describe what self-esteem is and how other's opinions affects it. The procedures aren't very detailed or clear for that matter. O
I also agree that the time might not be allocated correctly. The idea is great, students need to be able to recognize accurate portrayals of beauty and know which ones to ignore. The activities are not very specific - I would appreciate links to possible videos depicting the topic. It would be good to discuss good and bad magazine ads before they are asked to create their own.
Sounds like this may take more that 20 - 25 minutes of class time if students are expected to do a written brainstorming activity, have a lecture / presentation, then collaboratively create a magazine ad? Has anyone tried the lesson out and have some insight?
I really like the message of this lesson, and the idea of allowing students to create their own positive media portrayals of body image. One of the main problems with the execution of this lesson would be a varying base knowledge of photoshop (or other chosen program) for students. In order to execute this lesson successfully, there would need to be significant instruction to teach the students how to create the artifact they will be assessed upon. I also think it would be a great idea to include different examples of how photoshop is used in a negative manner to create impossible beauty expectations.