Very easy media project that needs very little planning:
1 class lesson + 1 work period
1) Brainstorm with students the possible stereotypes that exist in media (Tv, movies, video games, news, etc.) and how they portray different groups (ex. race, religion, sex, aboriginal status, abilty, age, etc.)
2a) Discuss as a class how young african american men are often shown in the media. Then, show the youtube video attached.
2b) Discuss as a class how women wearing hijab are viewed in the USA. Then, display the poster attached.
3) Distribute the project handout. Explain that students will create their own media which challenges a media stereotype of a group. In addition, they will have to provide a written explanation in four paragraphs.
Tips: For a formative task before the summative task, have students choose one of the two media and provide a written explanation in the four-paragraph format explained on the outline. Then, once you have corrected it, students will make their own media, and provide a written explanation of their own piece.