Assessment: American Teen

Assessment: American Teen

Unit 1 Media
media representations

In order to make the world more understandable, the media often simplifies teenagers into common stereotypes such as princess, jock, outcast, geek and heartthrob. Discuss how two representations of teenagers in 'American Teen' have been constructed by the filmmakers to create a compelling story and engaging characters.

Your answer must discuss specific examples of the construction of representations from the film and discuss the following aspects of the creation of each of the representations:

  • The use of symbolic codes
  • The use of technical codes
  • The use of written codes

Resources / Worksheets

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American Teen Screen Ed article and posters.pdf307.5KB
year 11 Representation sac rubric.docx16.8KB