Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies Grade 10

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

Related Issues and General Outcomes

Students will:

  • explore the impacts of globalization on their lives.
  • assess economic, environmental and other contemporary impacts of globalization
  • assess their roles and responsibilities in a globalizing world

Lessons

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Celebrities and World Issues

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Citizenship in Canada

The political processes are influenced by a variety of groups in the community

  • Examine how television and other media are used to create images, communicate demands, disseminate policies and ideas

Rights and responsibilities are associated with citizenship
Examine rights (individual and collective) in Canadian society:

  • human
  • civil
  • legal
  • minority
  • economic
  • cultural
  • language
  • political

Lessons

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students  

Perspectives on Globalization

  • Students will explore the impacts of globalization on their lives.
  • Students will assess economic, environmental and other contemporary impacts of globalization. 
  • Students will assess their roles and responsibilities in a globalizing world.

Lessons that meet Grade Ten expectations

The Privacy Dilemma

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Deconstructing Web Pages

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

Bias

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development  

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Celebrities and World Issues

SKILLS AND PROCESSES FOR SOCIAL STUDIES

DIMENSIONS OF THINKING

Students will:

develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • 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
  • analyze current affairs from a variety of perspectives

develop skills of decision making and problem solving:

  • describe a plan of action to use technology to solve a problem
  • use appropriate tools and materials to accomplish a plan of action

RESEARCH FOR DELIBERATIVE INQUIRY

Students will:

apply the research process:

  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of research tools and strategies to investigate issues
  • plan and perform complex searches, using digital sources
  • develop, express and defend an informed position on an issue
  • select and analyze relevant information when conducting research

COMMUNICATION

Students will:

demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy:

  • understand that different types of information may be used to manipulate and control a message (e.g., graphics, photographs, graphs, charts and statistics)

develop skills of media literacy:

  • 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