Body Image Teacher Resources
Find Body Image educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 171 resources
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 12 Views 24 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 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 145 Views 112 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 13 Views 222 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 9 Views 51 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 15 Views 21 Downloads
Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in a writing exercise.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 55 Views 213 Downloads
Students read and answer questions on neural processing and the Pinocchio Illusion. They relate and discuss these topics in conjunction with body-image disorders such as anorexia and bulimia . This instructional activity include video extension activities.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
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 42 Downloads
Becoming More Comfortable in Your Inherited Skin
Students 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
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 11 Views 35 Downloads
Fifth graders look at advertisements paying close attention to the people in them, then create an advertisement based on a healthy body image. In 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
Beauty Ideals and Body Image
Students analyze beauty ideals presented by mannequins and advertisements to sell products as a study on body image. For 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 7 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 lesson, students research, summarize, and cite three articles related to their chosen topics. Students plan and and make a presentation based on what they learned and their own observations and insights.
10th - Higher Ed Health 4 Views 39 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. For 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
Health: Media and Body Image
Fifth graders examine the influence of advertisements on body image and purchasing. They discuss the psychology behind the ads and working in groups cut out words in magazine advertisements that could entice them to buy the product. After designing posters and presenting oral reports, they write short essays about the media's impact on health.
5th Health 3 Views 17 Downloads
Reshaping Body Image
Learners 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