Year 6

Images in the media

You are perfect! Did you know that? Well, if you didn't, this lesson will remind you and show you that you are perfect just the way you are! To begin the lesson, we will really break down what the term 'images in the media' means and then visit a photographer who will show us how photos are edited and explain why companies use photoshopped pictures to sell their product. We will finish the lesson by creating an uplifting postcard which we can give to someone we know and put a smile on their face!

Year 6

Images in the media

You are perfect! Did you know that? Well, if you didn't, this lesson will remind you and show you that you are perfect just the way you are! To begin the lesson, we will really break down what the term 'images in the media' means and then visit a photographer who will show us how photos are edited and explain why companies use photoshopped pictures to sell their product. We will finish the lesson by creating an uplifting postcard which we can give to someone we know and put a smile on their face!

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. By the end of this lesson, pupils will be able to: -explain that images in the media may be changed or adapted and may not be true to its true image. - identify why an image might be changed i.e. to sell something -understand that they do not need to look like someone they may come across through the media and feel comfortable in their own skin -write a letter to someone that they know telling them they are beautiful just as they are.

Licence

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5 Questions

Q1.
Endorphins help to...
Eat less
Maximise discomfort
Correct answer: Minimise discomfort
Q2.
Images in the media refers to..
Correct answer: any images/videos we may see on TV, social media or the internet
any video we see on social media
pictures on the internet
Q3.
What does perfect mean?
Perfect means being able to do everything without even trying
Correct answer: Perfect means having no faults
Q4.
Which statement is true?
Companies use edited photographs to make people happy
Companies use edited photographs to make their product better
Correct answer: Companies use edited photographs to sell the idea of perfection
Q5.
How can we make someone feel good?
Correct answer: Compliment them
Ignore them if they look sad
Say hurtful things towards them