Body Image Teacher Resources
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Reshaping Body Image
Students view images and write responses based on their impressions. In this body image lesson, students brainstorm how body image is influenced culturally and participate in a small group discussion on these influences. Students view images and discuss how concepts of body image vary over time and in different cultures.
9th - 12th Health 6 Views 41 Downloads
34x25x36: Advertising and Body Image
Point of View’s short film, “34x25x36” launches a study of how images presented by mannequins and advertisements influence body image. Class members read and discuss the fact sheet "Media's Effect on Girls: Body Image and Gender Identity." Activities, discussion questions, and resource links are included.
7th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 23 Downloads
Beauty Ideals and Body Image
Students analyze beauty ideals presented by mannequins and advertisements to sell products as a study on body image. In this body image lesson, students watch a documentary and take notes about the images of beauty. Students analyze examples of advertisements from various sources to identify body image messages.
7th - Higher Ed Health 6 Views 12 Downloads
A Healthy Body Image
Fifth graders discuss what is meant by body image. In groups, they view a variety of magazine advertisements and identify how it encourages them to buy a specific product. To end the lesson, they group the people in the ads as either attractive or unattractive and discuss why companies only use attractive people to sell their products.
5th Health 3 Views 5 Downloads
But I Don't Look Like That: Body Image and the Relentless Pursuit of Perfection
Students explore and discuss issues related to body image as portrayed in the media and research a topic of interest. In this body image instructional activity, students research, summarize, and cite three articles related to their chosen topics.
10th - Higher Ed Health 3 Views 38 Downloads
Comparing the Food Choices and Body Image of 15-Year-Olds Around the World
Students interpret data regarding food choices and the perceived body image of youth in the world. In this personal health lesson, students compare food consumption patterns in Canada with other countries. Students also compare lifestyle patterns in Canada to those in other countries.
4th - 6th Health 5 Views 15 Downloads
Reshaping Body Image
High schoolers determine how beliefs about body size and shape are shaped. They develop ideas about the acceptance of self and others with regard to body size and appearance by working in small groups. They view and discuss a PowerPoint presentation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students
This is a very valuable lesson for middle schoolers on the importance of maintaining a healthy body image through diet, exercise, and positive mentality. The resource includes four lesson plans. The first two plans outline the physical growth and development of adolescents (changes in height, weight, and weight distribution) and prompts learners to question the ideal body image projected in advertisements and in the media.
6th - 9th Physical Education 108 Views 89 Downloads
Becoming More Comfortable in Your Inherited Skin
Learners examine their concepts of "beautiful" and "ugly" and the social influence on this perception. They look more closely at the role genetics plays on determining the way a person looks. Students explore ways to enhance their own body image.
7th - 8th Health 4 Views 41 Downloads
Kellogg Special K Ads
Foster class discussion about body image with the resources and questions provided here. Focus on Special K's "look good on your own terms" ad campaign. Learners start by reading about this campaign and analyze a series of print ads, discussing "ideal beauty" and marketing along the way.
9th - 12th Health 10 Views 220 Downloads
Real Life, Your Life: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Students discuss the topic of body image. In this body image lesson, students view a few people's body image thoughts and discuss how to help their people. Students then write a poster and pretend press release, explaining to people where and how they can get help for themselves.
2nd - 6th Health 8 Views 50 Downloads
Sixth graders examine how the media has an impact on poor body image and eating disorders among young people. In this body image lesson, 6th graders discover the unrealistic values media promotes. Students explore the mental, physical and social benefits of healthy dietary and fitness habits then work in groups to create a collage depicting criteria that judges attractiveness.
6th Health 6 Views 31 Downloads
Students discuss how gender influences self-esteem and body image. In this body image lesson, students are broken into male and female groups and they discuss the things that influence their self-esteem. They research how the ideal body shape of women has changed over the last century.
5th - 6th Health 3 Views 35 Downloads
Mind Over Magazines
Students watch the video "Behind Closed Doors" and discuss their reactions. They, in groups, review popular magazines and identify any unrealistic body images that are presented and then explore how these images promote a negative self-image.
12th - Higher Ed Health 3 Views 15 Downloads
Gender Stereotypes and Body Image
Students discuss and become aware of the dangers of gender stereotyping and the media's role in perpetuating gender stereotypes. They view magazine advertisements and make entries in their journals after guided discussion.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 13 Views 19 Downloads
Fifth graders look at advertisements paying close attention to the people in them, then create an advertisement based on a healthy body image. For this health lesson, 5th graders analyze magazine or television advertisements for the target audience and message, then small groups create a print ad or public service announcement promoting a healthy lifestyle.
5th Health 3 Views 40 Downloads
Learners discuss what the media portrays as the perfect physically active image. They discuss how this affects them. Students watch a video on body image. They look through a magazine to find one misleading advertisement and explain why it is misleading.
7th - 9th Health 3 Views 3 Downloads
Beach Bodies (In Spoken Word)
"But we're tired, and exhausted, from trying to be something we're not." Insecurity from body image can play a significant role in adolescence and into adulthood. Watch as two young poets tackle this issue head on through the creative and thought-provoking medium of spoken word.
4 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable