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Lesson Plans


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Kevin Hall (kehall)
Wed, 25 Nov 1998 14:54:00 -0700


One suggestion in the "Classroom Forum" is for "each student to bring
in a photograph or an object or describe an event that they believe to
be an example of ideal beauty." When considering their selection, I
think it is important at some point to identify and assess with students
the role of the media and advertising in formulating generalized and
stereotyped concepts of what is beautiful. This could be done prior to
making the assignment. However, it might be more interesting to do it
after students have selected, presented, and explained why their
selection is ideally beautiful. With information relating to
advertising techniques, students should readily be able to come up with
common generalizations and stereotypes relating to beauty. Through
discussion it would be interesting to note how many students selected
items considered to be beautiful according to the media's viewpoint of
beauty. How many would have chosen a different example of ideal
beauty? Students could then be given the opportunity to repeat the
assignment, this time trying to avoid the stereotyped generalizations of
ideal beauty. Students should also reflect on their two selections.
This process might really add to the philosophical dialogue in the
classroom setting.

  • Maybe reply: Debi13: "Re: BEAUTY"
  • Maybe reply: Debi13: "Re: BEAUTY"