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Lesson Plan 2: What You See is Not What You Get

Lesson Plan 2: What You See is Not What You Get

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Social media inundates us with unrealistic images that can often lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, and comparison. In this lesson, students will be taught how to critically think about the potentially negative messages they receive from the media. Students will explore what their culture says about beauty, worth, and body image and develop strategies to combat toxic beauty standards.

Grade level: 6 - 8 

Prep time: 20 min

Lesson Duration: 60 min + Optional Extension Activity (20 min)

Learning Outcomes:

It is expected that students will:

  • Recognize what messages their culture and the media send them about body image.
  • Identify and explore ways to combat these potentially negative messages from culture and the media.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to truly accept themselves as they are right now.

Lesson includes:

  • Activate, Acquire, and Apply Activities 
  • Facetune: Reshape Basics (video link)
  • ABC News: FaceTune Surgeries See Rise (video link)
  • Lili Reinhart’s Revealing Speech About Body Image (video link)
  • Agree/Disagree Signs (Printable)

Materials required (not included)

  • Screen & speakers for viewing videos

NB: Purchase includes access to downloadable resources for 6 months.

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