2. Unit planner
Here is an overview of this unit on 'beauty and perspective'.
- The key concepts for this unit are identity, representation and perspective.
- Related concepts for this unit include beauty, gender and self-worth.
- The purpose of this unit is to understand how social constructs of beauty are constructed and challenged.
- The learning has been contextualised by exploring modern-day advertising campaigns in Western countries, a novel about race relations in the US South, and poetry from Guyanese and British author Grace Nichols.
Lines of inquiry
- How are social constructs of beauty and gender created and communicated? (factual)
- To what degree does one's cultural perspective shape one's understanding of gender and beauty? (conceptual)
- To what degree do media platforms have a responsibility to communicate healthy constructs of beauty? (debatable)
- We aim to develop an understanding and appreciation for the language of novelists, advertisers and poets.
- We aim to develop writing and speaking skills in order to show our understanding of and comment on the messages of writers.
- We aim to become better global citizens, through an exploration of different cultures, communities and histories.
- Worksheet 2.1 The Bluest Eye (6 weeks SL) (4 weeks HL)
- Worksheet 2.2 Dove Campaign for Real Beauty (3 weeks SL) (2 weeks HL)
- Worksheet 2.3 Beauty is a Fat Black Woman (2 weeks HL)
- Mock individual oral (SL/HL)
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