Beyond Images is a turn-key curriculum developed by the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) and made possible with the generous support of the Dove Self-Esteem Project. The free online lesson plans for grades 4 through 8 fill a gap in media literacy curricula nationally and include activities that make a positive difference in combating appearance-based bullying and negative stereotypes. The curriculum provides the opportunity to explore key issues in today’s society around body image and self-esteem as well as media messaging, while developing critical thinking skills. Revised for 2022, the Beyond Images program is a powerful tool in creating authentic learning opportunities for students in the classroom, and fits nicely into collaborative inquiry opportunities in junior and intermediate classrooms.
WHY EDUCATORS LIKE BEYOND IMAGES
- Beyond Images helps provide a safe and comfortable setting for Grade 7/8 students to discuss the challenging issues they face, and questions they have, about their bodies at this age.
- Online lesson plans available for download for grades 4-8 and are available instantly after completing a web form.
- Revised in 2016 with five lessons per grade and updated to include messages they may encounter on social media.
Source: Beyond Images