Unit III. Culture
American Values in Print Media
DescriptionStudents analyze how popular and mainstream culture reflect core American values through use of popular magazines.
Learning GoalsTo help students understand how dominant American values are reflected in, and reinforced by the mainstream media.
To demonstrate the role of print media in shaping and diffusing social norms in mainstream American culture.
To help students problematize hegemonic discourses as transmitted through material culture.
By critically engaging with elements of popular and mainstream culture, students will come to appreciate better the role of the mass media in the socialization process and to understand the regulative function of the values supporting contemporary capitalist societies
Things NeededMagazines (Teacher asks students to bring copies of magazines which feature their favorite celebrity to class), pencil/pen, paper/notebook, and list of Core American Values for each student.Back to top