Outcome Chart - Manitoba - Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability 12 (40S)

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Manitoba, Grade 12 Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Inquiry topic: Consumerism

Overall Expectations

What is consumerism? How is it described? What drives consumerism?

What is the role of media in fuelling consumerism? What images does society project about how people should live and what makes them happy?

Specific Expectations

History of consumerism

Production of goods and services

Variations of consumerism: affluence, conspicuous consumption, overconsumption, profligate consumption

Relationship between political and economic interests, investment decisions, production, marketing and distribution, and consumption

The people/corporations that own the media

Advertising to children and other groups

Advertising in public spaces

Consumerism and social status

Suggested Essential

Questions:

What are the impacts of production and consumption in North America on the environment? On society? On people here and around the world? How does our consumption affect poorer people and nations?

How do the media affect our thoughts and actions?

Who/what influences our consumption choices?

Whose needs are being met when we consume?

Why does our society generally think of consumption as a good thing?

What does it mean to be a consumer, versus being a citizen?

Lessons that meet Grade 12 expectations

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Diversity and Media Ownership

Hype!

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Sex in Advertising

The Blockbuster Movie

The Pornography Debate: Controversy in Advertising

Inquiry topic: Gender

Essential Questions

What is feminism? What is sexism?

What are homophobia and heterosexism?

What are gender roles? How do they affect me?

Do they affect others differently? (Opposite sex, LGBTQ, people of colour, poor people)

How have gender roles changed? How have they stayed the same?

What steps could be taken to involve more women in the political process?

Lessons that meet Grade 12 expectations

Advertising and Male Violence

Kellogg Special K Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

The Price of Happiness

Sex in Advertising

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

The Pornography Debate: Controversy in Advertising

Inquiry topic: Media

Essential Questions

How does media influence, affect, and control us?

How has this influence changed through time?

Do media create or reflect our world?

How free is the press?

What is the relationship between media control, power, and profit?

What is the impact of new and alternative media?

How does media literacy help us to become critical thinkers and responsible citizens?

Lessons that meet Grade 12 expectations

Advertising and Male Violence

Bias

Bias in News Sources

Broadcasting Codes

Crime in the News

Diversity and Media Ownership

How to Analyze the News

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Celebrities and World Issues

Cinema Cops

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

Free Speech and the Internet

Hype!

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Online Gambling and Youth

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Political Cartoons

Sex in Advertising

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

The Pornography Debate: Controversy in Advertising

Violence on Film: The Ratings Game

Violence on Television

Who’s Telling My Story?