Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies Grade 7

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

7.S.1 develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking

Specific Expectations

  • determine the validity of information based on context, bias, source, objectivity, evidence
    and/or reliability to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
  • evaluate, critically, ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze local and current affairs
  • re-evaluate personal opinions to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
  • generate creative ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
  • access diverse viewpoints on particular topics, using appropriate technologies

Lessons

Looking Through the Lenses

Whose Lenses? How Mass Media Portray Global Development

Adjusting the Focus

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Deconstructing Web Pages

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

How to Analyze the News

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Taming the Wild Wiki

Thinking About Hate

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Educational Games

Click if You Agree

Allies and Aliens

Passport to the Internet (Licensed resource)

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

Research for Deliberative Inquiry

Overall Expectations

7.S.7 apply the research process

Specific Expectations

  • develop a position that is supported by information gathered through research
  • draw conclusions based upon research and evidence
  • determine how information serves a variety of purposes and that the accuracy or relevance of
    information may need verification
  • organize and synthesize researched information
  • formulate new questions as research progresses
  • integrate and synthesize concepts to provide an informed point of view on a research question or an issue
  • practise the responsible and ethical use of information and technology
  • include and organize references as part of research
  • plan and conduct a search, using a wide variety of electronic sources
  • demonstrate the advanced search skills necessary to limit the number of hits desired for
    online and offline databases; for example, the use of “and” or “or” between search topics and the choice of appropriate search engines for the topic
  • develop a process to manage volumes of information that can be made available through electronic sources
  • evaluate the relevance of electronically accessed information to a particular topic
  • make connections among related, organized data and assemble various pieces into a unified message
  • refine searches to limit sources to a manageable number

Lessons

Deconstructing Web Pages

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Taming the Wild Wiki

Thinking About Hate

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Educational Games

Click if You Agree

Passport to the Internet (Licensed resource)

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

Communication

Overall Expectations

7.S.9 Develop skills of media literacy

Specific Expectations

  • analyze the impact of television, the Internet, radio and print media on a particular current
    affairs issue
  • detect bias on issues presented in the media
  • examine techniques used to enhance the authority and authenticity of media messages
  • examine the values, lifestyles and points of view represented in a media message
  • identify and distinguish points of view expressed in electronic sources on a particular topic
  • recognize that information serves different purposes and that data from electronic sources may need to be verified to determine accuracy or relevance for the purpose used

Lessons

Looking Through the Lenses

Whose Lenses? How Mass Media Portray Global Development

Adjusting the Focus

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Deconstructing Web Pages

Elections and the Media

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Freedom to Smoke

How to Analyze the News

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Lesson 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Lesson 4: Interpreting Media Messages

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Prejudice and Body Image

Stereotyping and Bias

The Anatomy of Cool

The Girl in the Mirror

Thinking About Hate

Truth or Money

Watching the Elections

What’s in a Word?

You Be the Editor

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

Educational Games

Passport to the Internet (Licensed resource)

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