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Year Nine. TEENAGERS NOW AND THEN. Welcome to your new unit!. This presentation aims to get you thinking critically about the topic. Think carefully about the questions for yourselves… If you wish you may discuss the issues quietly with those sitting around you…. ???.

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Year nine

Year Nine

TEENAGERS NOW AND THEN


Welcome to your new unit
Welcome to your new unit!

  • This presentation aims to get you thinking critically about the topic.

  • Think carefully about the questions for yourselves… If you wish you may discuss the issues quietly with those sitting around you…


Teenagers now and then
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How would you describe a teenager?


Defining teenagers
Defining teenagers….

  • ‘a person between the ages of 13 and 19; an adolescent’

  • ‘a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity’

  • (Both definitions taken from dictionary.com)


Teenagers now and then
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  • Do you agree with the relationship between teenagers and parents/adults this clip displays? Why?

  • Can you relate to this song?


Perception
Perception

  • Do you think there is a difference between the way teenagers are perceived by society and the way they really are???


Teenagers as unique
Teenagers as unique…

  • While 13- 19 year olds are all described as teenagers, teenagers are unique, no two teenagers are alike…

  • Teenagers have different ideas, beliefs, values, opinions, appearance, dress style, music style, etc., etc….

  • Think about the differences between you and your classmates…


While teenagers are unique
While teenagers are unique…

  • Texts often represent the teenagers they focus on as being ‘typical’ teenagers…

  • Thinking of texts that you are familiar with, how are teenagers represented?


Teenagers now and then
So…

  • Who chooses what teenagers want to see?

  • Do all teenagers want to see the same thing?


Teenagers in soap operas
Teenagers in soap operas

  • Teenagers are portrayed through many texts, including soap operas such as Home & Away

  • This clip demonstrates the representation of teenagers in soap operas…


Questions this unit will focus on
Questions this unit will focus on…

  • Who chooses how teenagers are represented in soap operas?

  • Is it a teenager voice in the soap opera?

  • Do teenagers write the show for teenagers?


Throughout this unit consider
Throughout this unit consider…

  • Features, language and accuracy of representation…

  • As a teenager, can you relate? Is this you?

  • How do different texts represent teenagers?