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Unit 4 – Safety

Lesson 7: Analysing Health Messages In the Media

6.5b Recognise how media and important people in the community influence personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours

Learning Intention

The students will analyse health messages in the media and compare their interpretations with other members of the class.

Activity A

As discussed earlier in the unit, safety is important in a variety of situations. Recap some situations where the students would need to be aware of some safety situations and guidelines.

Divide the class into 4 groups.

Group 1: Sun Safety
Group 2: Water Safety
Group 3: Online Safety
Group 4: Road Safety

Each group is to research and locate relevant health messages in various forms of media. This may include online health messages on government websites, print advertisements, newspaper articles, television advertisements.

Activity B

After each member of the group has individually analysed the messages using the Media Messages (U4L7R1) worksheet, the students will compare their interpretations with the other members of their group.

Activity C

The class regroups to discuss the various health messages and interpretations.