Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 10

This outcome chart contains media education learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 10 Social Studies curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Curricular Competencies                                                         

Students are expected to be able to do the following:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments,
    and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group (significance)
  • Assess the justification for competing accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence, including data (evidence)
  • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups at particular times and places (continuity and change)
  • Assess how underlying conditions and the actions of individuals or groups influence events, decisions, or developments, and analyze multiple consequences (cause and consequence)
  • Explain and infer different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, or events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs (perspective)
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about actions in the past and present, and assess appropriate ways to remember and respond (ethical judgment)             

MediaSmarts Resources


  • government, First Peoples governance, political institutions, and ideologies
  • environmental, political, and economic policies
  • Canadian autonomy
  • Canadian identities
  • discriminatory policies and injustices in Canada and the world, including residential schools, the head tax, the Komagata Maru incident, and internments
  • advocacy for human rights, including findings and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • domestic conflicts and co-operation
  • international conflicts and co-operation       

MediaSmarts Resources