Outcome Chart - Saskatchewan - Social Studies 6

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

Examine the local, indigenous, and global interactions and interdependence of individuals, societies, cultures, and nations

Overall Expectations

Evaluate and represent personal beliefs and values by determining how culture and place influence them.

Develop an understanding that global interdependence impacts individual daily life in Canada and a selection of countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean

Specific Expectations

Research ways in which cultural traditions, celebrations, art, music, literature, drama, and sport have influenced intercultural understanding

Become aware and describe the role of key international agencies in protecting human welfare, especially that of children and youth (e.g., United Nations, UNICEF, UNESCO, Amnesty International, Médecins sans frontières, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, international indigenous organizations, faith-based international development organizations)

Lessons

Activity One: Looking Through the Lenses

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

Activity Three: Adjusting the Focus

Media Literacy for Development & Children’s Rights

Resources and Wealth

Overall Expectations

Contribute to initiating and guiding change in local and global communities regarding environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Specific Expectations

Represent through visual art, music, dance, writing, or other representation the contribution of individuals and communities to initiate change that supports sustainability.

Investigate how individual local consumer choices may affect people elsewhere in the world (e.g., child labour, enslavement, sweat shops, consumption of scarce resources, prosperity through employment).

Develop an action plan for harmonizing one’s personal lifestyle with collective needs regarding social, environmental, and economic sustainability.

MediaSmarts Resources

Earth Day: Maps as Media