Outcome Chart - Alberta - Health and Life Skills Grade 7

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Alberta Grade 7 Health and Life Skills curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Personal Health

It is expected that students will:

  • Analyze the messages and approaches used by the media to promote certain body images and lifestyle choices
  • Relate the factors that influence individual food choices to nutritional needs of adolescents; e.g., finances, media, peer pressure, hunger, body image, activity
  • Analyze social factors that may influence avoidance and/or use of particular substances

Lessons

Prejudice and Body Image

The Anatomy of Cool

Gender Stereotypes and Body Image

Junk Food Jungle

Looks Good Enough to Eat

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Selling Obesity

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Interpreting Media Messages

“Who’s On First”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Freedom to Smoke

Image Gap

Mirror Image

The True Story

Tobacco Labels

Truth or Money

Gender and Tobacco

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company

Thinking Like a Citizen

Selling Tobacco

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Put Your Best Face Forward

Safety and Responsibility

It is expected that students will:

  • Identify the effects of social influences on sexuality and gender roles and equity; e.g., media, culture
  • Analyze the definition, effects and possible consequences of various forms of harassment
  • Identify and examine potential sources of physical/ emotional/ social support

Lessons

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 7 - 8)

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

The Girl in the Mirror

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Put Your Best Face Forward

That’s Not Cool

Understanding and Expressing Feelings

It is expected that students will:

  • identify sources of stress in relationships, and describe positive methods of dealing with such stressors; e.g., change, loss, discrimination, rejection

Lessons

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 7 - 8)

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

That’s Not Cool

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Interactions

It is expected that students will:

  • Explore and evaluate the impact of media violence on relationships

Lessons

Violence in Sports

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Put Downs

Violence and Video Games

That’s Not Cool

To encourage children to discuss their feelings about television violence, see:

Counting and Discussing Violence on the Screen

Teacher/Parent Guides

Talking to Kids About Media Violence