Lesson Plan Focus: GTK (Image gap, Exposing Body Image, Prejudice Gender Stereotypes) Class: Dance 2 Grade: 9-12 Co-Curricular: Health, Critical Media Literacy Time Allotment: 1 class period
Standards Addressed: Common Core State Standards: SL.4.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. SL.11-12.2. Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data. SL.11-12.4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks. RST.11-12.7. Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem. RH.11-12.2. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas. W.11-12.8. Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation. SL.11-12.5. Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. Day 2 Extension: (the next day) On the Board: DO NOW: Have Tech out <Dance 2 Don’t Change>
EQ: 1. What do we mean by “self-image”? (how we see ourselves) 2. What is our “ideal self-image”? (how we’d like to be; the qualities we admire in others) The difference between self-image and ideal self-image can be called our “image gap.” 3. Is there a big gap between how you’d like to be and how you see yourself? 4. How does this gap feel? When does it become a “problem”? How do you try to solve the problem? Steps:
(10 min) Students are to get out their tech at the beginning of the period and answer the EQ written on the board. (during attendance)
(5 min.) Teacher will begin class explaining there are billions of people living on this planet with different features and personalities. Each one of us has traits that make us unique. Some of us are small, tall, fair, dark, girls, boys. Tell students to look around the room at their classmates and all the differences between the people just in one room. The people we see in the media represent a small percentage of the different type of people that live in the real world, and is this a problem? When we see the same type of people each time in magazines and advertisements does it say it is better to look like one type of person than the other and does it make us dissatisfied with the way we look (body image)?
(20 min.) Students then pull image their beauty image from yesterday. Lead them in a discussion:
What make a body healthy? (balanced diet, exercise, lots of sleep, etc.)
Do you have to be thin to be healthy?
How might wanting to look like the people we see on tv or images be a negative thing? (People who desperately want to be thin may develop eating disorders, exercise obsessively, look to smoking or drugs as a way to control appetite. They may develop low self-esteem and become depressed.)
Look at your ideal beauty image-
What are some words that you would use to describe the women people pulled?
What are some words to describe the men?
What is the message that these images tell us about how people should look?
Think of your own family and friends- do they look like the pople you see in the media?
Activity: (Small Group) (20 min.) Imagine you are foreign to this land and have never seen a human before. In your group create a digital collage of what a “typical” earthling looks like based on what you’ve found as a group. Come up with a written physical description as well as what would your fellow aliens say about the people on this planet based on the images you’ve collected? Collaboration: Working with a partner cooperatively.