UPDATE DURING COVID19 DISTANCE LEARNING
Thank you for your commitment to providing ongoing education about harmful gender stereotypes in the media during this period of distance learning. Since students are likely to increase their media consumption while schools are closed, education centered around media literacy and social-emotional learning is critical to the well-being of all of our young people during these uncertain times.
Together with filmmaker and founder of The Representation Project, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, we are pleased to make curricula files for our films Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In available for free (for a limited time only) for students learning from home.
Please complete the form below to request the materials for use in distance learning only (no classroom use permitted).
The Representation Project harnesses the power of film and media the make cultural change. Each of our films is accompanied by an eight-week curriculum. Our educational products can help improve academic performance, increase social-emotional intelligence, and improve campus culture.
Students Will Be Able To
- Utilize their Social Emotional Learning skills to communicate, both orally and in writing, about issues they experience related to limiting stereotypes
- Identify, critique, and analyze media messages and images that are targeted towards them
- Have a stronger awareness of cultural issues and more respect for human dignity and differences
Bring the Film and Curriculum to Your School or Youth Program
Educational film, curriculum, rights for classroom use, and unlimited all-school or public screenings at school
VIDEOS / TRAILERS
“I am going to devote 2 class periods each semester for all my English classes to focus on this issue. It is SO relevant and SO accurate. My students became very open, transparent, and vulnerable as they discussed the struggles they face in our culture with distorted and biased representation of what it means to be a man and/or woman.”
– Carol Lane, Instructor, Butte College and Yuba College (Oroville, CA)
“I am the freshmen health teacher at Balboa High School in San Francisco and I incorporate Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In into my curriculum. Viewing parts of both films initiates wonderful discussion among my students about societal pressures to look a certain way, conform to a particular type of behavior, etc. Having a visual that appeals to students (i.e. the current music and images selected for use in the films) captures their attention immediately and helps them relate to the films’ messages.
– Erin Hall, Health Teacher, Grade 9, Balboa High School (San Francisco, CA)
“This eye-opening film should be shared with high school students, teachers of students of all ages, and parents. It would be a good conversation starter for any of these groups singly or in combination.”
–Ann Brownson, Reference Librarian, Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)