Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Literacy Foundations - Social Studies

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Literacy Foundations - Social Studies curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

Skills and Processes of Social Studies

Specific Expectations

It is expected that students will:

  • apply critical thinking skills, including questioning, comparing, summarizing, drawing conclusions, and defending, to a range of issues, situations, and topics
    demonstrate effective research skills, including:
    • accessing information
    • assessing and identifying sources of information
    • collecting data
    • evaluating data
    • organizing information
    • presenting information
  • describe the attributes of active citizenship (e.g., ethical behaviour, open-mindedness, respect for diversity, and collaboration)


Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Celebrities and World Issues

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 7-8)

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 9-12)

Deconstructing Web Pages

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Free Speech and the Internet

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

I heard it ‘round the Internet: Sexual health education and authenticating online information

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

Taming the Wild Wiki

The Pornography Debate: Controversy in Advertising

Thinking About Hate

Cinema Cops

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Female Action Heroes

How to Analyze the News

Images of Learning: Elementary

Media Kids

News and Newspapers: Across the Curriculum

News Journalism Across the Media: Introduction

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Taking Charge of TV Violence

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Educational Games

CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of The Three CyberPigs

MyWorld (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet (Licensed Resource)