What Is Beauty?
“I’ve never had students clap after a lesson before.” – darktoad1
- Define physical beauty
- Trick students into admitting that other races are more beautiful than they would like to admit
- Inform students of the hazards of plastic surgery & peer pressure
- Re-define beauty as something that is relative (not absolute)
- Re-define the boundaries of beauty and extend it into the realm of personality, accomplishment and passion.
- Dove Evolution video
- Guess the celebrity – Before and after pictures
- Definition of beauty – Complexion, healthiness and averageness
- Average faces game – Students vote for the most attractive photo. Each photo is a composite of the averages of each nation, thereby acting as a single representative photo of an entire nation.
- Model from other countries – Students guess the ethnicity of some Asian models
- Beauty in other cultures – Examine what the definition of beauty is in other cultures
- Idiom – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Define Korean beauty – Students define the perfect Korean face
- Plastic surgery – A look at plastic surgery rates around the world
- Extreme beauty – Look at a few cases of plastic surgery gone wrong
- Beauty Pressure video – Another Dove video about beauty
- Beauty & Advertisements – Discuss the effects of false beauty in advertising
- Idiom – Beauty is only skin deep
- Types of Beauty – Looks vs. personality vs. passion
- The most famous Korean-American actress – Sandra Oh
- The most loved Korean celebrity – Kim Yuna
- Pantene Commercial – The deaf mute violinist
- Discuss the video
Leo is passionate about connecting people through shared values and interests, and empowering future leaders. He is the Founder of CoFit Movement and Director of Community at SOGO Fitness. An aspiring hyper-polyglot, he heads Tokyo Trilinguals and speaks five languages. Although eclectic in his interests, he is most inspired when writing, teaching and creating. He is most at peace when cleaning, gazing up at the night sky and around the colour blue. Born and raised a second-generation Japanese-Canadian, he calls Vancouver home and is currently based in Tokyo.