Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - Advanced English Grade 12

Overall Expectations

Students will:

  • communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically
  • interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose
  • select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts
  • interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies
  • respond personally to a range of texts
  • respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • critically evaluate information, assessing the suitability, reliability, and credibility of language, form, genre, and source
  • understand and appreciate the expectations of research ethics
  • investigate reasons for their responses to texts as individuals and as members of a socio-cultural group
  • evaluate the political, social, cultural, and emotional connotations embedded in language
  • communicate insight into and empathy for the diversity of the human experience
  • effectively defend an interpretation of a text or issue

Lessons that meet Grade 12 expectations

Advertising and Male Violence

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development


Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Broadcasting Codes

Celebrities and World Issues

Challenging Hate Online

Cinema Cops

Crime in the News

Cyberbullying and the Law

CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of the Three CyberPigs

Diversity and Media Ownership

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

First Person

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

Free Speech and the Internet

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

How to Analyze the News

Images of Learning

Magazine Production

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Reporter For a Day

Sex in Advertising

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

The Blockbuster Movie

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

The Pornography Debate: Controversy in Advertising

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Violence on Film: The Ratings Game

Violence on Television

Watching the Elections

What’s in a Word?

Who’s Telling My Story?

Writing a Newspaper Article

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)