The Girl in the Mirror [➦]
• Activity Booklet
1 session of 2 hours to 2.5 hours
Matthew Johnson, director for MediaSmarts
Release Date and Last Update
2012 (no update as of the review date)
In this lesson, students look at how gender stereotyping may discourage young women from becoming involved in politics. Students begin by discussing what is meant by the terms “politics” and “political action.” With those definitions in mind, they create a “portrait of a politician” based on the traits and characteristics that are needed to be a political agent. Students then deconstruct media products aimed at girls and young women in order to identify the stereotypes contained within and understand how these may raise barriers to being politically active.
*** Note that this description was written by MediaSmarts. ***
Johnson, M. (2012). The Girl in the Mirror. [Activity Booklet]. Ottawa : MediaSmarts. Retrieved from http://mediasmarts.ca/lessonplan/girl-mirror-lesson
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