If Those Dolls Were Real
Students take measurements of a favorite category of children's toysÑaction figures and fashion dolls. They'll use ratios to chart what those action figures and fashion dolls would look like if they were the height of an average U.S. man or woman. They will then discuss what effect they think toys like these might have on a young child's perspective of what is normal, and how this may affect mental and physical health.
Students take a quick oral quiz on television, advertising,
and body image. Then they use an "Ad Decoder" (critical
questions) to examine advertisements that are aimed at them.
They also discuss how messages about body image can affect