KS3-4 - Images from the media - 3 form time activities

These three citizenship ks4 form time modules are devised by teachers and are designed to fill 20 minutes of teaching time.

Ideal for citizenship lesson fillers, form periods or tutor time. These citizenship lesson plans deal with photography and the media, captions in advertising, and the power of the press.

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Citizenship, KS3 & KS4, three form period modules which are devised by teachers and are designed to fill 20 minutes of teaching time.

Contains 5 Documents
  • Pdf TRS Citizenship Media Images Lesson 1 PDF
  • Pdf TRS Citizenship Media Images Lesson 2 PDF
  • Pdf TRS Citizenship Media Images Lesson 3 PDF
  • Powerpoint TRS Citizenship Media Images Lesson 1 PPT
  • Powerpoint TRS Citizenship Media Images Lesson 2 PPT

Images from the Media – 3 Form Time Activities

We are constantly presented with images in the media, ie photo's in newspapers or videos via the TV news and social media, so in this series of 3 short activities for citizenship, students look at the different ways images can be misinterpreted if not correctly presented.

Activity 1 – A Photo Never Lies

Using some real life examples, students review a series of photographic images from the media and describe their interpretations. The real story behind the image is revealed – did the photo represent the truth?

Activity 2 – Captions

In this activity, students learn the importance of using an appropriate caption to communicate the correct message in an image or photograph.

Activity 3 – Scenarios

Students must now demonstrate their level of understanding by preparing appropriate images for a series of different scenarios. As a class, the decisions made by the students in this exercise are discussed.