You can’t be what you can’t see
“An admirable work of media literacy education…
Miss Representation stands to have the greatest impact in classrooms.”
In one week American teenagers spend 31 hours watching TV, 17 hours listening to music, 3 hours watching movies, 4 hours reading magazines, 10 hours online. That’s 10 hours and 45 minutes of media consumption a day.
Includes the feature film as well as customized footage and lessons for the following age groups:
- High School
- Middle School
Each lesson features age appropriate definitions, relevant concepts, reflection exercises, discussion questions, in-class activities, and homework suggestions.
Modules are sequenced to build upon the outcomes of previous lessons and teachers can incorporate the curriculum into existing instruction or build upon it for a dedicated media literacy class.
Students learn to:
- Identify different types of media and understand that media communicates and teaches individuals ideas.
- Think critically about how stereotypes of femininity and masculinity limit girls and boys.
- Examine the impact media has on a woman’s ability to see herself as a leader and obtain a leadership position.
- Understand how behind the scenes decisions affect the way gender is represented in media and impact our culture.
- Become engaged in efforts to influence positive change in media and advertising industries.
For a limited time, if you are a public middle or high school located in California, you can acquire a free version of the Miss Representation curriculum! Click here for more info.