Outcome Chart - Ontario - Social Studies 6

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

Overall Expectations

Students will:

  • assess contributions to Canadian identity made by various groups and by various features of Canadian communities and regions
  • use the social studies inquiry process to investigate different perspectives on the historical and/or contemporary experience of two or more distinct communities in Canada
  • explain the importance of international cooperation in addressing global issues, and evaluate the effectiveness of selected actions by Canada and Canadian citizens in the international arena
  • describe significant aspects of the involvement of Canada and Canadians in some regions around the world, including the impact of this involvement

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • formulate questions to guide investigations into global issues of political, social, economic, and/or environmental importance (e.g., child labour, dwindling oil supplies, ownership of and access to fresh water, climate change, food shortages, refugees, or natural disasters), their impact on the global community, and responses to the issues
  • gather and organize information on global issues of political, social, economic, and/or environmental importance, including their impact and responses to them, using a variety of resources and various technologies
  • interpret and analyse information and data relevant to their investigations, using a variety of tools

Lessons that meet Grade 6 expectations

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Elections and the Media

How to Analyze the News

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

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

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet