Outcome Chart - Alberta - Communications 1015 (Grade 10)

This outcome chart contains Media literacy learning expectations from the Alberta communications curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.


Specific Expectations

The student will:

2. explore the impact media has on society, considering:

  • technology; e.g., smartphones, Internet
  • economics; e.g., consumerism, spending habits
  • community; e.g., lifestyle, environment
  • politics; e.g., grassroots movement

3. analyze various types of media used to communicate ideas and information

3.1 critique sample projects (e.g., professional, student) regarding:

  • 3.1.1 intent
  • 3.1.2 project planning and execution; e.g., storyboard, script, audio, visual
  • 3.1.3 appropriateness of layout
  • 3.1.4 clarity of message
  • 3.1.5 techniques used

3.2 capture and display images and/or sound with available technology

4. identify copyright restrictions and permissions and put them into practice

5. prepare and deliver a presentation using media of choice

5.1 create a design with a message and display the message, ensuring that the:

  • 5.1.1 layout is suitable
  • 5.1.2 image or audio is appropriate
  • 5.1.3 message is clear


Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias in the News

Buy Nothing Day

Camera Shots

Celebrities and World Issues

Cinema Cops

Crime in the News

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

How to Analyze the News

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

Scripting a Crime Drama

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Taming the Wild Wiki

The Girl in the Mirror

Video Production of a Newscast

Writing a Newspaper Article

Educational Games

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students (Licensed Resource)