Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies Grade 8

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

Students will:
Develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • analyze the validity of information based on context, bias, source, objectivity, evidence and reliability to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue evaluate
  • ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze local and current affairs
  • access diverse viewpoints on particular topics by using appropriate technologies

Lessons

Activity One: Looking Through the Lenses

Activity Two: Whose Lenses? How Mass Media Portray Global Development

Activity Three: Adjusting the Focus

Stereotyping and Bias

Elections and the Media

How to Analyse the News

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

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

News Journalism Across the Media:

Introduction

Definitions and Comments about the News

The Newspaper Front Page

Radio News

Summative Activities

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Educational Game

Allies and Aliens

Click if You Agree

Citizenship

It is expected that students will:

  • appreciate that membership in a society affects individual rights and freedoms
  • value the ideals of democratic citizenship

Lessons

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 7 - 8)

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

The Girl in the Mirror

Research for Deliberative Inquiry

Students will:
Apply research processes:

  • determine how information serves a variety of purposes and that the accuracy or relevance of information may need verification

  • practise the responsible and ethical use of information and technology
  • plan and conduct a search, using a wide variety of electronic sources

Deconstructing Web Pages - Lesson

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking - Lesson

Privacy and the Internet

Thinking About Hate - Lesson

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

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

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Educational Games

Allies and Aliens

Click if You Agree

Jo Fool or Jo Cool - For Teachers

Communication

Students will:
Develop skills of media literacy:

  • 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
  • analyze the impact of television, the Internet, radio and print media on a particular current affairs issue

Stereotyping and Bias

Elections and the Media

How to Analyse the News

News and Newspapers: Across the Curriculum

Media Literacy for Development & Children’s Rights

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

The Girl in the Mirror

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

News Journalism Across the Media:

Introduction

Definitions and Comments about the News

The Newspaper Front Page

Radio News

Summative Activities

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Specail Initiatives

Allies and Aliens