ALEX Classroom Resource

  

Body Image and Media

  Classroom Resource Information  

Title:

Body Image and Media

URL:

https://www.cdc.gov/bam/teachers/body-image-ads.html

Content Source:

Other
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

Students take a quick oral quiz on television, advertising, and body image. Then they use an “Ad Decoder” (critical questions) to examine advertisements that are aimed at them. They also discuss how messages about body image can affect health.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 6
6.2.3) Investigate how messages from media influence health behaviors.

Examples: social media, fast food advertisements, editing photos to enhance physical appearance

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.2.3) Describe how the media can send mixed messages about health.

Examples: advertisements concerning tobacco, alcohol, and nutrition

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.1) Analyze the influence of external factors on health beliefs and behaviors.

a. Analyze how family, culture, school, and community influence the health practice and behaviors of individuals.

Examples: explaining how holiday celebrations and traditions such as over indulgence in eating and consuming alcohol affect health behaviors; explaining how extra-curricular activities and schedules result in over-consumption of fast food

b. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

c. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Example: influence of media on teen body image, sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, violence, cyber-bullying.

d. Cite evidence of how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

Tags: body image, influences, media, social media, television
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
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Comments

This lesson comes with an activity called de-coder that will assist students in learning how to decode hidden messages within ads they see on television. 

  This resource provided by:  
Author: Penny Edwards
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit