Miscast and Seldom Seen

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Consider how well high schoolers' favorite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of society. The activity introduces your class to several media literacy concepts, such as how media conveys values and messages, as well as the possible consequences of these concepts. Specifically, this activity deals with the problems of under-representing or inaccurately portraying diversity. Small groups analyze characters in media, and finish by writing letters to the editors of these sources.

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