Monday, March 18, 2013

Body Image

In health we are discussing body image in the media.  The pressure to be perfect and pretty is overwhelming and just not realistic.  I want my kids to see that it is true that it is what's on the inside that counts.  I want them to be healthy and active and not just trying to fit an image painted by our media of what "thin" and pretty is.  I want them to find their own inner beauty and re-define what they think is beautiful about everyone around them.

Some of the pictures and ideas studied in the slide show are available below as well as important weblinks.  They will be doing a project about what is beautiful to/about them.

Dove's Real Beauty Campaign

Dove - Evolution - How we distort what beauty is 

Dove True Colours 

Over spring break I want you to take some pictures of what you think is beautiful.  It can be a beautiful person or feature of a person, something that symbolizes a feeling or characteristic, or something beautiful in the world around you.   Email 1-3 pictures to yourself to put into our class collage (power point) after break.  If you do not have a camera or a digital copy of a picture you can bring in a printed copy to scan.  I'm very excited to see what you all come up with.

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