Alberta - Outcome Chart - Aboriginal Studies 30

Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian Society

Overall Expectations

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of colonialism experienced by Aboriginal peoples in Alberta and Canada.

Specific Expectations

Students will:

demonstrate an understanding of how cultural differences, social pressures and common misunderstandings can foster negative stereotypes:

  • analyze and describe how language can promote or dispel stereotypes

demonstrate an awareness of the positive role of many Aboriginal peoples in Canadian society

demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of people who face discrimination through stereotyping:

  • analyze and evaluate social and cultural biases and stereotypes that can be perpetuated through the media over time; e.g., movies, art, literature, team names
  • assess how education and awareness can dispel cultural biases and stereotypes

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias in News Sources

Diversity and Media Ownership

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Who’s Telling My Story?

 

Aboriginal World Issues

Overall Expectations

Students will demonstrate an understanding that indigenous peoples around the world face common issues in their history, geography, politics, economics, education and culture.

Specific Expectations

Students will:

1. demonstrate an understanding of how ethnocentrism had an impact on Aboriginal peoples:

  • define ethnocentrism, and describe examples of it in education, government, economics and literature in:
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Russia
    • United States of America
  • appreciate how members of a society maintain their cultural identity through education, government, economics

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias in News Sources

Diversity and Media Ownership

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Who’s Telling My Story?