Pop Culture

How do you teach girls about body image?

Here’s a one-stop shop to help address body image issues: video clips that can be shared with students, tips for parents, and teachers – including a link to this famous “Dove – Evolution” video. [EF]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U

FULL ARTICLE:  Girls and Body Image

POST SOURCE: commonsensemedia.org

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Hester Pryne vs. Eowyn

This Top 10 list comes from Emily Temple in Flavorwire. Would you agree that Hermione Granger, The Wife of Bath, Jane Eyre, and Hua Mulan should make the cut? (Trying not to mention a certain ubiquitous Katniss and save that for the next post – clearly failing at that!) [EF]

Since March is Women’s History Month, we’ve been thinking a lot about the women who have had positive and lasting impacts on our lives — and perhaps not surprisingly for a bunch of literary geeks like us, we’ve realized that many of them are fictional. For all the hullabaloo about the dearth of strong female characters in modern culture, thankfully there are some wonderfully powerful, kick-ass maidens that have inspired us with their strength, self-discovery, and incredible brilliance over the years…

FULL ARTICLE:  10 MOST Powerful Female Characters in Literature

POST SOURCE: Flavorwire

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10 Worst TV Role Models — Part 1

From a resource that is a must for all parents and teachers when it comes to keeping up with our students’ media lives – commonsensemedia.org. You can sign up for their weekly newsletter.  Meantime, this article also has a link to the 10 BEST TV role models. [EF]

What Are Kids Learning from TV Characters?

When it comes to sex, violence, drinking, bullying, and other sensitive topics, you want messages about right and wrong to come from you — not, say, Snooki from Jersey Shore.

But surprisingly, Snooki might be more of an ally than you think. Talking about TV characters and their choices can be a great way to start conversations with your kids about their own behavior. We encourage you to get familiar with the characters kids are watching — whether you love or hate them — and sneak in a little parental direction between Snooki’s visits to the bar….

LINK TO FULL ARTICLE: 10 Worst TV Role Models — Part 1 | Common Sense Media.

POST SOURCE: Common Sense Media

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Educational AND Entertaining?

In WHERE DID IT COME FROM?, host Michael Guillen investigates the similarities between modern technology and early practices of ancient civilizations. Exploring topics like warfare, agriculture, and medicine, Guillen works with experts in each field…Read this review at Commonsensemedia.org.

Where Did It Come From? – Television Review.

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Skins – Television Review

The latest “hot” show about dating/crushes, friendship, peer pressure, sexuality, substance abuse. Read this review at Commonsensemedia.org.

Skins – Television Review.

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