As the Body Image Unit approaches in our 8th grade classes, I found this gem of a video to show them about the importance of loving you for looking like and being you. Your imperfections are what make YOU perfect!
In class I asked the kids to create an advocacy project on bullying/cyberbullying. However, a group of girls in my class decided they felt strongly about another issue, body image. They asked if they could create a PSA on this topic and of course my answer was, “Go for it!” We know when kids are inspired to take a topic and run with it, let them do it. Here’s the video they created. A great example of the advocacy “feel good” project from our class.
In our 6th grade health classes, we are currently talking to students about body image. We use a lot of resources to help our students understand that we all come in different shapes, sizes, colors, etc. But nothing is a better example than personal stories. Here’s Oscar winning Lupita Nyong’o speech on Black Beauty and the importance of loving yourself…Inside and out.
This would also be a great addition and example in Media Literacy Lessons.