If Those Dolls Were Real People?

Source: Centers for Disease Control
Date Published: 5/2015

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A lesson plan to use with groups. In this educational activity, students reflect on measurements of favorite action figures and fashion dolls and discuss the potential impact on children's mental and physical health.

Students take measurements of a favorite category of children's toys action figures and fashion dolls. They'll use ratios to chart what those action figures and fashion dolls would look like if they were the height of an average U.S. man or woman. They will then discuss what effect they think toys like these might have on a young child's perspective of what is normal, and how this may affect mental and physical health.

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