STEP 1: Choose a movie, song, recent news story, or other relevant media source that showcases a person or fictional character with a mental health disorder.
STEP 2: When watching, reading, or listening to the media of your choice, consider the following questions: How is their issue addressed (if at all)? Is the disorder itself sensationalized in any way? What are some ways in which the media you’ve chosen has perpetuated a stereotype or myth (if any), and what are some ways it has demonstrated the condition accurately (if any)? Write a short summary of the source you chose (including the title and what it’s about) and your response to the above questions (approximately 2-3 paragraphs).
STEP 3: Create a simple infographic showing “myth” vs “fact” regarding the mental health condition that is addressed in the media source you’ve chosen. This can be done using a program of your choice, such as Easelly, Canva, PiktoChart, or even a PowerPoint slide. Include appropriate citations and references in your poster. See this example of an infographic on social anxiety:
STEP 4: Submit your response and your infographic into the discussion forum.
|Finds appropriate media resource that addresses (or at the very least demonstrates) someone with a mental health issue and writes a summary of the source.||Provides a coherent summary of the media source (describes the source and what it’s about).||Does not provide enough detail in the summary (less than a paragraph, missing information such as title of source or what the movie/song/news source covered).||Did not find a media source that addressed a mental health issue and/or had significant information missing from the summary (or no summary).||__/5|
|Completes an appropriate summary of responses to the questions listed in the assignment.||Provides a coherent summary not less than 2 paragraphs and not to exceed 3, that answers the questions and addresses additional information as necessary.||Does not provide a coherent summary – writing either exceeds limit or is less than the required length. Contains some grammatical errors that distract from the content.||Does not respond to questions, writing is disorganized, unclear, or incoherent. Contains numerous grammatical errors.||__/5|
|Includes correct APA citations on both the short writing response and in the infographic (as appropriate/necessary).||Provides accurate in-text citations AND a reference page for the summary – includes properly cited reference for media source obtained. Also provides a reference section at the bottom of the Infograph.||Does not fully provide accurate in-text citations AND a reference page for the sources used||Missing citations for the summary portion and/or the Infograph.||__/5|
|Presentation (Infograph)||Excellent use of visual graphics to convey important points related to the topic.||Some use of visuals to display information, but layout is confusing or without clear connections.
And/or contains some grammatical errors that distract from content.
|No attempt at presenting information in a creative manner. Project lacks visual cohesion. (Or Infograph is missing entirely).||__/5|