Students will extend their abilities to view, listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to a range of contemporary and traditional grade-level texts from First Nations, Métis, and other cultures in a variety of forms (oral, print, and other texts) for a variety of purposes including for learning, interest, and enjoyment.
- View and demonstrate comprehension and interpretation of visual and multimedia texts with specific features (e.g., circle graphs) and complex ideas including the visual components of media such as magazines, newspapers, websites, reference books, graphic novels, broadcast media, videos and promotional materials.
- View critically to understand and analyze opinions and messages presented in visual and multimedia texts.
- Identify how a visual or multimedia (including digital) text was constructed, shaped, and produced.
- Analyze and evaluate what was seen in visual and multimedia (including digital) texts considering elements, techniques, and overall effect.
Activity One: Looking Through the Lenses
Activity Two: Whose Lenses? How Mass Media Portray Global Development
Activity Three: Adjusting the Focus
Advertising All Around Us
Comic Book Characters
Comparing Real Families to TV Families
Do You Believe This Camel?
Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence
Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen
Female Action Heroes
Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising
Gender Stereotypes and Body Image
"He Shoots, He Scores": Alcohol Advertising and Sports
How to Analyze the News
Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking
Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers
Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands
Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Interpreting Media Messages
Looking at Newspapers: Introduction
News and Newspapers: Across the Curriculum
Passport to the Internet - Overview (Licensed resource)
Taking Charge of TV Violence
Teaching TV: Critically Evaluating TV
Teaching TV: Enjoying Television
Teaching TV: Learning With Television
Teaching TV: Television as a Story Teller
The Constructed World of Television Families
Thinking About Television and Movies
Students will extend their abilities to speak, write, and use other forms of representation to explore and present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.
- Create various visual, oral, written, and multimedia (including digital) texts that explore identity (e.g., Exploring Thoughts, Feelings, and Ideas), social responsibility (e.g., Taking Action), and efficacy (e.g., Building a Better World).
- Create a variety of visual, oral, written, and multimedia (including digital) texts including personal narratives, responses or reactions to texts, stories, reports, articles, instructions, explanations, opinions, letters, illustrations, diagrams, leaflets, stories, poems, storyboards, cartoons, and skits or short view scripts.
Create a Youth Consumer Magazine
Reporter For a Day
Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?
Teaching TV: Television Techniques