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Dying to Be Thin

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. Ask students to write down anonymous answers to the following questions: Have you thought about your weight in the last day? week? month? year? almost never? Have students note whether they are male or female. Collect students' answers and tally them by gender. Report the findings to the class and analyze the results.

  2. As they watch, have students note ideas some people have about ideal body weights.

After Watching

  1. Discuss what students saw regarding ideal body weight. Did students relate to anything in the show? Where else do they see those attitudes? What other attitudes exist about weight?

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Dying to Be Thin
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