The Media and Body Image
Included in this lesson:
- Teacher’s notes (16pgs)
- Powerpoint presentation (12pgs)
- Worksheets (2pgs)
Approx. 45 minutes
Whiteboard, Post-it notes, internet connection, audio/visual, related worksheets
Overview: This activity, and the following activity in Part 3, encourages learners to reflect on what they see online and how it affects the view of their own body as well as other people’s bodies. It explores the dynamic of how men and women are portrayed differently and how the male and female form is used to sell products. It also looks at the issue of doctoring and changing images online so that they are deemed perfect.
- Understand how the different sexes are portrayed in the media (online)
- Debate and discuss how men and women are treated differently
- Recognise that the portrayal of both sexes in the media might not be representative of real life
- Understand images and pictures can be changed to portray what we deem as perfection
- Students have a better understanding of how body image is portrayed online
- Recognise how it might make them feel
- They can feel ok about their own body
You can download an Annotated Guide to Part 2 as a pdf here.