Girls and Media
Get cameras - 15 flipcams
Get speakers and wireless keyboard and mouse
GEMS YouTube space- IDVD
8:45 - 10
10:45 - 11:45
Introduction to project "Packaging you Inner Beauty" - what will people not know about you
by looking at you - what's on the inside. Capture real beauty - (formerly "This is Me" )
1. Media images (what does the media say?)
2. Song - pick prompts
3. Dove #1 - Evolution
No wonder our perception of beauty is distorted
4. Dove #2 - Image manipulation
5. Dove #3 - Interactive: Body facts and fiction
6. Magazine Covers
Ask students to categorize the text on popular magazine covers. How often does it
address outer appearances and how often does it address other aspects of a
Discuss how these types of magazines help (or do not help) foster the development
of a well-rounded person?
Who benefits from this advertising?
I see beauty in me...
My beauty is...circle the things that you believe to be true about you
My beautiful self is...
Beauty to me...
Show top 10 healthy advertising images
1. Discuss "real beauty"- what makes someone beautiful?
◦ Make a List of Women or Girls You Admire
◦ Write words or phrases to describe what you admire her for?
◦ Make a check mark by anything on your list that has to do with her
◦ How often is the woman's (girl's) appearance a reason that you admire her?
◦ What would you like someone to most admire in you? In herself?
2. India Arie song - Video
3. Begin to Write:
Choose your own prompt from this song...
If I could put inner beauty in a package I would...
If inner beauty could be packaged it would look like...
Brainstorm with your group, how you could show inner beauty with a video camera, your
friends and the campus as your tools. write, draw or web out your ideas.
Discuss video techniques
What's with the Hijab? - TV by girls
Introduction to cameras
Create iMovie project
Download practice footage
Intro to video editing
Finding and adding Music
In terms of quantity, the media is still a long way from reflecting reality : women represent
49 per cent of humanity while female characters make up only 32 per cent of the main
characters on TV, as shown by a broad survey done in 2008 by Doctor Maya Götz of the
International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television.
So far as quality is concerned, the media still conform to a stereotyped image of women.
Götz’s study identifies a number of sexual stereotypes found around the world : in general,
girls and women are motivated by love and romance, appear less independent than boys,
and are stereotyped according to their hair colour
Magazines are the only medium where girls are over-represented. However,almost 70 per
cent of the editorial content in teen mags focuses on beauty and fashion, and only 12 per
cent talks about school or careers.