Lesson 3: Identity and body image

Learning that images in both the professional and social media can be manipulated and that it can be harmful to make comparisons to these

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To understand that the media manipulates images

National curriculum

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world L16. about how text and images in the media and on social media can be manipulated or invented; strategies to evaluate the reliability of sources and identify misinformation

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need to re-watch the video to identify the changes.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to provide greater detail on the changes made and about why changes are made and the dangers of doing so

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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