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10EN - Documentary Study: Supersize Me

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The goal of this unit is for you to become an active audience member and be critical in your viewing – to not simply accept what is presented to you but to question and interrogate it, realise that documentaries present audiences with particular versions of their subject matter and understand that documentaries function to persuade audiences to accept the particular view of events which it offers.

Featured books:

13 Effects of Fast Food on the Human Body:

13 Effects of Fast Food on the Human Body

Online encyclopaedia:

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Don't forget Britannica has ready made citations for you to use.

  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation

Online databases:

A online collection of magazine and newspaper articles as well as interview transcripts, images and videos. You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date. Online databases are available through the portal and many require specific login details.

Both EBSCOhost and Gale INFOTRAC have specialized databases so use these first. 

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Reference Generator:

Reference Generator It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.


A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

CED, CED 2022, Reexamining Super Size Me and other garbage, 16 January, viewed 24 May 2022, <>.

Fast food 2022. Britannica School. Retrieved 24 May 2022, from

Gould, W 1996, McDonald's, Cherrytree, Bath, UK.



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