5 slides, picture not count as 1 slide
This week we will explore how these identities intersect, by examining how media portrayals shape our understanding of people.
Before sharing your PowerPoint, consider all of the identity groups represented in this course and select a group with at least two classifiers.
For example, you could select “aging Native Americans.” This includes people perceived as aging or elderly, as well as people considered “Native American,” whether or not they fit the image of either description.
Create a slide presentation (PPT) of images, words, or phrases of at least 5 media examples that, in your view, popularly represent the ways in which members these groups are portrayed.
Note: media is broader than pop culture, so you can choose images from news articles, video clips, social media posts, or any other forms of communication to incorporate in this presentation.
You are encouraged to get creative in how you present your media examples.
Consider using Adobe Spark or Canva to share the images, text, audio, and video in your presentation.
In your initial PPT, share your presentation and Each identity group need to have their own 2-3 paragraph rationale for why you chose these portrayals.
- Identify the stereotypes that each selected identity group faces, based on each individual classifier, and based on the interactions between them. (For example, if you chose a classifier based on aging and another based on race, identify the stereotypes associated with each, then comment on how those stereotypes interact.)
- How does the media influence our understanding of this group?
- Do you see these media portrayals as positive, negative, or neutral?
- Use the course materials to inform your rationale.
(down here are some course materials)