Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies 20 - Grade 11

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

Dimensions of Thinking

Overall Expectations

S.1 develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking

Specific Expectations

  • evaluate ideas and information from multiple sources
  • determine relationships among multiple and varied sources of information
  • assess the validity of information based on context, bias, sources, objectivity, evidence or reliability
  • predict likely outcomes based on factual information
  • evaluate personal assumptions and opinions to develop an expanded appreciation of a topic or an issue
  • synthesize information from contemporary and historical issues to develop an informed position
  • evaluate the logic of assumptions underlying a position
  • assemble seemingly unrelated information to support an idea or to explain an event
  • analyze current affairs from a variety of perspectives

Lessons

Bias

Bias in the News

Challenging Hate

Fact Versus Opinion

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students  

 Research for Deliberative Inquiry

Overall Expectations

S.7 apply the research process

Specific Expectations

  • develop, express and defend an informed position on an issue
  • reflect on changes of points of view or opinion based on information gathered and research
     conducted
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of research tools and strategies to investigate issues
  • consult a wide variety of sources, including oral histories, that reflect varied perspectives
    on particular issues
  • integrate and synthesize argumentation and evidence to provide an informed opinion on a
    research question or an issue of inquiry
  • select and analyze relevant information when conducting research
  • plan and perform complex searches, using digital sources
  • generate new understandings of issues by using some form of technology to facilitate the
     process
  • record relevant data for acknowledging sources of information, and cite sources correctly
  • respect ownership and integrity of information

Lessons

Fact Versus Opinion

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion?  You Decide!

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students  

 

 

 Communication

Overall Expectations

S.9 Develop skills of media literacy

Specific Expectations

  • assess the authority, reliability and validity of electronically accessed information
  • evaluate the validity of various points of view presented in the media
  • appraise information from multiple sources, evaluating each source in terms of the author’s
    perspective or bias and use of evidence
  • analyze the impact of various forms of media, identifying complexities and discrepancies
    in the information and making distinctions between sound generalizations and misleading
     oversimplification
  • demonstrate discriminatory selection of electronically accessed information that is relevant
    to a particular topic

Lessons

Bias

Bias in the News

Buy Nothing Day

Defining Popular Culture

Hype!

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students