These media examples address the stereotypes about aging and getting older in the media and in daily life. Choose one or more.
These media examples address the stereotypes about different generations in the media and in daily life. These include: the Greatest Generation, the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z, and Generation Alpha. Choose one or more.
These media examples look at the relationship between age and femininity. Looking at the way we treat both young girls and older women. Choose one or more.
These clips explain age discrimination and ageism. They include the different ways individuals face discrimination or limited opportunities in the workplace, personal lives, and in the media. Choose one or more.
These clips look at some examples of the relationship between age and the media. This includes whose voices are prioritized behind the scenes in the media, and how we portray both young and old people on screen. Choose one or more.
These clips explore stereotypes around different ages, and focus in on individuals proving those stereotypes incorrect. Choose one or more.
These examples show how a range of media types can be used as a tool to challenge stereotypical representations and ideas about age as well as advocate for change. Choose one or more and consider the possibilities and limitations offered by each example. Consider how you might create media to challenge traditional age representations.
Get inspired by the media and issues you’ve been exposed to. Think about and create a media project that responds to a disability issue in your family or community. Alternately, comment on the representations of age in media/social media you regularly view.
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