Beyond Images is a turn-key curriculum developed by the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) and made possible with the generous support of the Dove Self-Esteem Project. The free online lesson plans for grades 4 through 8 fill a gap in media literacy curricula nationally and include activities that make a positive difference in combating appearance-based bullying and negative stereotypes. The curriculum provides the opportunity to explore key issues in today’s society around body image and self-esteem as well as media messaging, while developing critical thinking skills. Revised for 2016, the Beyond Images program is a powerful tool in creating authentic learning opportunities for students in the classroom, and fits nicely into collaborative inquiry opportunities in junior and intermediate classrooms.
Beyond Images is available in French as Au-delà de l’image.
Why Educators Like Beyond Images
Beyond Images helps provide a safe and comfortable setting for Grade 7/8 students to discuss the challenging issues they face, and questions they have, about their bodies at this age.
How Students Respond to Beyond Images in the Classroom
“The way you look is fine. It’s just the attitude that matters.”
– Zaneib, Grade 8