Teachers and students need to know how to work basic photoshop/online editing skills. 20 to 25 minutes class time.

Group Size: Any

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:

define body image and self-esteem. list and analyze examples of media influence on teenagers body image and self-esteem. distinguish between healthy and unhealthy media influences

Guiding Question:

what is beauty?


Class needs to be conducted in a computer lab. Photoshop/online media editing. Various popular magazines.



Discussion / Brainstorm with Class personal definitions of body image, self-esteem, what influences YOU (examples written on board) 2. Lecture / Presentation define body image, self-esteem give media examples: good and bad influences > Victoria's Secret, Barbie, Axe > Dove, I Used To Be Fat (MTV) how to cultivate healthy body image practically


Students will submit their brainstorm on beauty Students will design a magazine ad in groups that portrays their group opinion of what beauty is and the influence of media on it

Answer Key or Rubric:

Participation: brainstorm in the beginning - student writes down what he or she thinks about body image, self-esteem, and media Ad itself includes elements of: personal body image in teenagers, media influence, health

Benchmark or Standards:

HE.912.B.1.1 Benchmark Description:Verify the validity of health information, products, and services.

HE.912.B.2.1 Benchmark Description:Explain skills needed to communicate effectively with family, peers, and others to enhance health.

E.912.B.3.2 Benchmark Description:Examine barriers that can hinder healthy decision-making.

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