Outcome Chart - Ontario - Social Studies 5

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Ontario, Social Studies Grade 5 curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Overall Expectations

Students will:

  • assess responses of governments in Canada to some significant issues, and develop plans of action for governments and citizens to address social and environmental issues
  • use the social studies inquiry process to investigate Canadian social and/or environmental issues from various perspectives, including the perspective of the level (or levels) of government responsible for addressing the issues

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • create a plan of action to address a social issue of local, provincial/territorial, and/or national significance (e.g., homelessness, child poverty, bullying in schools, availability of physicians in remote communities), specifying the actions to be taken by the appropriate level (or levels) of government as well as by citizens
  • formulate questions to guide investigations into social and/or environmental issues in Canada from various perspectives, including the perspective of the level (or levels) of government responsible for addressing the issues
  • interpret and analyse information and data relevant to their investigations, using a variety of tools

Lessons that meet Grade 5 expectations

Freedom to Smoke

How to Analyze the News

Image Gap

Junk Food Jungle

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 3: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 4: Interpreting Media Messages

Mirror Image

Prejudice and Body Image

Stereotyping and Bias

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

The True Story

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 4-6

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

Stay on the Path Lesson One: Searching for Treasure

Stay on the Path Lesson Two: All That Glitters is Not Gold

Stay on the Path Lesson Three: Treasure Maps

Stay on the Path Lesson Four: Scavenger Hunt

Understanding the Internet: Communication and Social Media

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet