Media, Media Literacy and Marketing Global Issues Guide
Global Issues Guides
Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on media, medial literacy and marketing issues to…
Looking Beyond “Pinkification” and Other Gender Stereotypes
by Marsha Rakestraw In March 2014, a couple of essays appeared in Slate and New York Magazine, castigating mothers of…
Shaping Youth
Websites
The Shaping Youth blog focuses on the influence of media and marketing on kids. With categories like “Body Image,” “Damaging…
For Your Must-Read List: ‘Redefining Girly’
by Marsha Rakestraw Based on her own experiences with her children, Melissa Atkins Wardy’s book Redefining Girly: How Parents Can…
Clothes, Class and Consequences: Humane Education in Language Arts
by Marsha Rakestraw We start receiving messages about consumerism, class and appearance early on, but rarely do we offer young…
Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween
Books
by Melissa Atkins Wardy Chicago Review Press, 2014. 258 pgs Based on her own experiences with her children, Melissa Atkins Wardy’s…
Kids Show How We All Should React to “Controversial” Cereal Commercial … and to Racism
by Marsha Rakestraw The hatred and criticism arising from the airing of Coca-Cola’s “America the Beautiful” commercial during the 2014…
Tough Guise 2
Videos/Movies
by Jackson Katz Media Education Foundation, 2013. 80 minutes An update to the original film, Tough Guise 2 explores the…
What is Powerful?
Activities/Lesson Plans
This icebreaker activity helps students explore power and understand the systems in play that create and perpetuate privilege and oppression.…
I’ve Been Branded!
Activities/Lesson Plans
This icebreaker activity helps students gain a sense of how surrounded they may be by brands and products by using…
In Your Face: Reclaiming Billboards
Activities/Lesson Plans
Billboards are omnipresent in most communities and on many roadways. These in-our-face ads can have a powerful influence on us.…
Where Are the People Like Me?
Activities/Lesson Plans
Students assess examples of  media (catalogs, magazines, books, etc.) to consider who is (and isn’t represented) and to explore the…