Outcome Chart - Manitoba - Social Studies 6

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Manitoba, Grade 6 Social Studies curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

Identity, Culture, and Community

Students will explore concepts of identity, culture, and community in relation to individuals, societies, and nations.

Many factors influence identity and life in communities, including culture, language, history, and shared beliefs and values. Identity is subject to time and place, and is shaped by a multiplicity of personal, social, and economic factors. A critical consideration of identity, culture, and community provides students with opportunities to explore the symbols and expressions of their own and others’ cultural and social groups. Through a study of the ways in which people live together and express themselves in communities, societies, and nations, students enhance their understanding of diverse perspectives and develop their competencies as social beings. This process enables them to reflect upon their roles as individuals and citizens so as to become contributing members of their groups and communities. The specific learning outcomes within Identity, Culture, and Community include concepts such as human interaction and interdependence, cultural diversity, national identities, and pluralism.

Lessons

“He Shoots, He Scores”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Advertising All Around Us

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Freedom to Smoke

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Image Gap

Junk Food Jungle

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Lesson 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Lesson 2: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Lesson 3: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Lesson 4: Interpreting Media Messages

Looking At Food Advertising

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Mirror Image

Packaging Tricks

Scientific Detectives

The True Story

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 4-6

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Prejudice and Body Image

The Anatomy of Cool

Elections and the Media

Newspaper Ads

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Humour on Television

Introducing TV Families

Taking Charge of TV Violence

The Constructed World of Television Families

Comic Book Characters

Media Kids

Once Upon a Time

Sheroes and Heroes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Put Downs

Avatars and Body Image

Understanding the Internet: Communication and Social Media

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

The Land: Places and People

Students will explore the dynamic relationships of people with the land, places, and environments.

People exist in dynamic relationships with the land. The exploration of people’s relationships with places and environments creates an understanding of human dependence and impact upon the natural environment. Students explore how spatial and physical characteristics of the environment affect human life, cultures, and societies. They consider how connections to the land influence their identities and define their roles and responsibilities as citizens, locally, nationally, and globally. The specific learning outcomes within The Land: Places and People focus on geographic understanding and skills, and concepts such as sustainability, stewardship, and the relationship between people and the land.

 

Lessons

Media Literacy for Development & Children’s Rights

Global Interdependence

Students will explore the global interdependence of people, communities, societies, nations, and environments.

People, communities, societies, nations, and environments are interdependent. An exploration of this interdependence enhances students’ global consciousness and helps them develop empathy with respect to the human condition. Students critically consider diverse perspectives as they examine the connections that link local, national, and global communities. Consideration of global connections enables students to expand their knowledge of the world in which they live and to engage in active democratic citizenship. The specific learning outcomes within Global Interdependence focus on human rights and responsibilities, diversity and commonality, quality of life and equity, globalization, international cooperation and conflict, and global environmental concerns.

Lessons

Activity One: Looking Through the Lenses

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

Activity Three: Adjusting the Focus

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Media Literacy for Development & Children’s Rights

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Privacy Playground

Teaching TV: Critically Evaluating TV

Teaching TV: Learning With Television

Teaching TV: Television as a Story Teller

Teaching TV: Television Techniques

The Broadcast Project

The Constructed World of Television Families

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

Understanding the Internet: Using the Internet

Understanding the Internet: Pathways and Addresses

Understanding the Internet: Build Understanding

Power and Authority

Students will explore the processes and structures of power and authority, and their implications for individuals, relationships, communities, and nations.

Power and authority influence all human relationships. Students critically examine the distribution, exercise, and implications of power and authority in everyday life and in formal settings. They consider diverse forms of governance and leadership, and inquire into issues of fairness and equity. This exploration helps students develop a sense of personal empowerment as active democratic citizens. The specific learning outcomes within Power and Authority include concepts such as political structures and decision making, governance, justice, rules and laws, conflict and conflict resolution, and war and peace.

Lessons

Advertising All Around Us

Freedom to Smoke

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising - Lesson 1: Messages About Drinking

Image Gap

Mirror Image

Prejudice and Body Image

The Anatomy of Cool

Elections and the Media

How to Analyze the News

The Broadcast Project

Activity One: Looking Through the Lenses

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

Activity Three: Adjusting the Focus

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Introducing TV Families

Put Downs - Lesson

Taking Charge of TV Violence

The Constructed World of Television Families

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

Comic Book Characters

Female Action Heroes

Media Kids

What’s in a Word?

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence - Lesson

Truth or Money

Media Minute Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Managing Information and Ideas

Overall Expectations

Information-management skills enable students to access, select, organize, and record information and ideas, using a variety of sources, tools, and technologies. These skills include inquiry and research skills that enhance historical and geographical thinking.

Specific Expectations

Students will:

S-200: Select information from oral, visual, material, print, or electronic sources.

Examples: maps, atlases, art, songs, artifacts, narratives, legends, biographies, historical fiction…

S-201: Organize and record information in a variety of formats and reference sources appropriately.

Examples: maps, charts, outlines, concept maps…

S-203: Select and use appropriate tools and technologies to accomplish tasks.

S-205: Construct maps that include a title, legend, compass rose, scale, and latitude and longitude.

S-206: Select and interpret various types of maps for specific purposes.

MediaSmarts Resources

Earth Day: Maps as Media