6/7 Phe & English Language Arts

Gender and Appearance in Media

 
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Rationale

Students will reflect on the ways in which they have experienced and/or participated in put downs based on physical appearance, and the ways in which expectations about gender and appearance in our society influence us. They will learn about media literacy and examine media images for “attractiveness messages” that consciously and unconsciously influence our attitudes and behaviour toward others.

 

Curriculum References

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION, 6

  • Big Ideas: Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health.
  • Curricular Competencies: Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying. Explore and describe strategies for managing physical, emotional, and social changes during puberty and adolescence.
  • Content: Consequences of bullying, stereotyping and discrimination. Influences on individual identity, including sexual identity, gender, values, and beliefs.
     

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION, 7

  • Big Ideas: Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health.
  • Curricular Competencies: Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying. Explore the impact of transition and change on identities.
  • Content: Consequences of bullying, stereotyping and discrimination. Influences of physical, emotional, and social changes on identities and relationships.
     

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 6

  • Big Ideas: Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Curricular Competencies: Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability. Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts. Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity.
  • Content: Techniques of persuasion.
     

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 7

  • Big Ideas: Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Curricular Competencies: Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability. Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts. Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity.
  • Content: Metacognitive strategies.