Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 9

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 8 Social Studies curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Curricular Competencies

Students will develop competencies needed to be active, informed citizens:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes (ask questions, gather, interpret and analyze ideas, and communicate findings and decisions)
  • Assess and compare the significance of people, places, events, and developments over time and place, and determine what they reveal about issues in the past and present (significance)
  • Ask questions and corroborate inferences about the content, origins, purposes, and context of multiple sources (evidence)
  • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups across different periods of time and space (continuity and change)
  • Determine and assess the long- and short-term causes and consequences and the intended and unintended consequences of an event, decision, or development (cause and consequence)
  • Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues and events, and distinguish between worldviews of today and the past (perspective)
  • Recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgments in a variety of sources (ethical judgment)
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and present after considering the context and standards of right and wrong (ethical judgment)

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Celebrities and World Issues

Cyberbullying and the Law

Deconstructing Web Pages

Diversity and Media Ownership

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

First Person

First, Do No Harm: Being an Active Witness to Cyberbullying

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

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

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Online Relationships: Respect and Consent

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life

Relationships and Sexuality in the Media

Scapegoating and Othering

Taming the Wild Wiki

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

The Girl in the Mirror

The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

Thinking about Hate

Transgender Representation in TV and Movies

Unpacking Privilege

Viewing a Crime Drama

Who’s Telling My Story?