2 Part Project Social Science homework help

Part 1:

How are family, culture, and diversity portrayed in the Media?- This assignment aims to examine diversity, culture, family carefully, etc., behavior as portrayed in the media using the knowledge they have gained throughout the course. This activity asks you to analyze a representative sampling of TV programs portraying families, following the guidelines below.

Observe the two families from GEORGE LOPEZ & FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR and prepare a PowerPoint presentation. The PowerPoint presentation should include a minimum of 10 slides. 

Part 2:

Submit a 1-page (double spaced) summary of what you have learned about how culture/diversity/families are portrayed in the media and a summary of your family selections. You must also use a minimum of 2 references (you may include your textbook). Connections from portrayals in the show should be related to the information presented in the textbook or other resources. APA format is required. 

***A more thorough explanation and a rubric are available in the google doc attached***

Individual, Family, and Community Project

Assignment – Media Project- How is family, culture, and diversity portrayed in the Media?

The purpose of this assignment is for students to carefully examine diversity, culture, family, etc. behavior as portrayed in the media using the knowledge you have gained throughout the course. This activity asks you to analyze a representative sampling of TV programs with portraying families, following the guidelines below.

Each student will select two families portrayed in the media (television, movies, etc.).

MY 2 FAMILIES: GEORGE LOPEZ AND FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR

Families should be of different racial backgrounds, meaning you should have one family from one racial background and the other from a different racial background. You will observe these two families and prepare a PowerPoint presentation. The PowerPoint presentation should include a minimum of 10 slides. You should include pictures, videos, etc.

1- Background information on the show/movie (when did the show air – years, time of day/day of the week, etc., who created the show, etc.)

2- Why you selected the families/shows that were chosen? What other shows were considered and why did you choose the shows for your project?

3- Who is included as a part of each family? Parents/siblings/grandparents/etc. Provide an overview and summary of the main characters on the show.

4- Based on class readings are there any stereotypes/bias being portrayed in the families from each show? Explain and provide examples.

5- The textbook describes various cultures and diversity in communities and families. How is culture/diversity represented on the show/movie? Give examples that you observed from the show.

5- Compare and contrast the two families? How are they alike? How are they different? How does race, ethnicity, and culture influence the differences (refer to your textbook) and what you have learned in class.

6- Define race and ethnicity and how they are different. How is race/ethnicity and issues surrounding race incorporated in the show? Provide examples.

7- Are gender roles present within the family? Specifically, gender roles that are specific to the race/ethnicity of the family (see the textbook for cultural, traditional values within the group. Provide examples.

8 – Conclusions (provide an overall summary and conclusions you have made about your shows and the assignment.

9- What is your perception on how race/ethnicity/culture is portrayed overall in the media?

You are encouraged to include pictures and/or video clips of each family chosen for the assignment. Video clips should center around diversity, culture, or family issues. In addition, you are expected to identify terminology used in the course such as fictive kin, extended kin, parenting styles, culture, marriage, blended families, etc.

Submit a 1-page (double spaced) summary on what you have learned about how culture/diversity/families are portrayed in the media and summary of your family selections. You must also use a minimum of 2 references (you may include your textbook). Connections from portrayals in the show should related to information presented in the textbook or other resources. APA format is required.

MEDIA PROJECT EVALUATION SHEET

Presenter Name:

_____________________________________________________________________

Title of Presentation:

Oral/ Visual Presentation

Maximum Points

Points Earned

Comments/Suggestions

Introduction/Overview (title slide with shows and student name, introduction slide provides a brief overview of presentation)

5

Presentation address: (Are course concepts evident in the presentation; How well is content covered

· Culture/Diversity/Gender

40

· Race/Ethnicity/Stereotypes

40

· Use of course terminology

40

Creativity/ Originality (Visual presentation showed flair, originality, style, energy, creativity. Effort was apparent/ evident in presentation. Presentation was attention-grabbing, fascination, and held my attention).

20

Followed Guidelines: Instructions were followed; Information presented was accurate

15

Organization: Does the presentation flow in a well thought-out, structured manner?

15

1 page Summary/report (includes well-written summary on project and summarizes what was learned, met criteria)

25

Total

200

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