Outcome Chart - Alberta - Ethics 8

Establishing the Challenge

Specific Expectations

A. Understanding Ethics The student will be able to:

1. Arrive at a working definition of the term “ethics”.

2. Demonstrate an awareness that society is characterized by uncertainty, change and ambiguity.

3. Identify the ethical implications in issues.

4. Express personal convictions in productive group discussions of ethical issues.

MediaSmarts Resources

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Values

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Hate or Debate

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life

Put Downs

Scapegoating and Othering

That’s Not Cool

Thinking about Hate

Top Secret!

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Unpacking Privilege

B. Understanding Values The student will be able to:

1. Arrive at a working definition of the term “values”.

2. Demonstrate an awareness that humans are social beings who require values and standards by which to live their lives.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of common community values such as respect, responsibility, fairness/justice, tolerance, honesty, kindness, forgiveness, commitment to democratic ideals, loyalty.

MediaSmarts Resources

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Values

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life

Put Downs

Scapegoating and Othering

That’s Not Cool

Top Secret!

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Unpacking Privilege

C. Perspectives on Values

3. Demonstrate awareness that each person may have unique perspectives on values.

MediaSmarts Resources0

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Values

Hate or Debate

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life

Unpacking Privilege

D. Decision Making The student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications of issues.

2. Examine and assess a variety of viewpoints on issues.

3. Examine evidence and consider alternatives before making a decision.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of one’s actions.

5. Express confidence in his or her own critical and creative thinking regarding ethical decision making.

MediaSmarts Resources

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Values

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Hate or Debate

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life

Put Downs

Scapegoating and Othering

That’s Not Cool

Thinking about Hate

Top Secret!

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Unpacking Privilege

E. Making a Difference

The student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate willingness to plan a project or activity that would contribute to the well-being of others.

2. Demonstrate willingness to be involved in the action to make the project or activity a reality.

MediaSmarts Resources

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Values

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Hate or Debate

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life

That’s Not Cool

Thinking about Hate

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

The Community

Specific Expectations

Fairness and the Law

The student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding that laws, like other kinds of rules, often develop from the values that people hold.

2. Demonstrate awareness that there are decisions made by the individual and those that are made by the community.

3. Identify, analyze and discuss issues having to do with fairness and the law.

4. Develop an appreciation for different viewpoints expressed on controversial legal issues.

5. Differentiate between criminal and civil law.

6. Develop a set of criteria that can be used to evaluate situations in terms of the fairness of the procedures which have evolved through the centuries and have been influenced by other cultures.

7. Identify and evaluate some of the different ways people can respond to laws they think are unfair.

8. Demonstrate an understanding that the law is essential to the well-being of the individual and society.

9. Demonstrate the value of fairness in an individual’s interaction with others.

MediaSmarts Resources

Cyberbullying and the Law

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Thinking Like a Citizen

Tobacco Labels

Television Broadcast Ratings

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

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

Messages in Media

The student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an awareness of the types and purposes of media.

2. Demonstrate an awareness of the influences that media have on an individual’s life.

3. Demonstrate an awareness of the global impact of media.

4. Demonstrate an awareness of how honesty and responsibility are involved in the interaction between the individual and the media.

5. Determine whether the standards imposed on media, both externally and internally, are sufficient to demonstrate responsibility.

6. Demonstrate the skills necessary for making positive changes in an individual’s use of the media

MediaSmarts Resources

Alcohol Myths

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Cinema Cops

Cop Shows

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Deconstructing Web Pages

Elections and the Media

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Freedom to Smoke

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

How to Analyze the News

I heard it ‘round the Internet: Sexual health education and authenticating online information

Image Gap

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 3: Understanding Brands

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Media Kids

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Mirror Image

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

News Journalism: Radio News

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Put Your Best Face Forward

Scapegoating and Othering

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Stereotyping and Bias

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Television News

The Anatomy of Cool

The Girl in the Mirror

The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

The Price of Happiness

The Target is You!

The True Story

Thinking about Hate

Tobacco Labels

Truth or Money

Unpacking Privilege

Video Games

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Social Responsibility

Specific Expectations

The student will be able to:

1. Discuss personal convictions in the context of community values.

2. Demonstrate awareness that individuals do not always consistently act on their values.

3. Appreciate that one must be willing to maintain ethical values in the face of pressure.

4. Demonstrate a willingness to revise or alter personal convictions on the basis of new understandings.

5. Demonstrate awareness that acting on values involves consequences.

6. Distinguish between responsible and irresponsible behaviour.

MediaSmarts Resources

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Values

Bias and Crime in Media

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Put Your Best Face Forward

Television Broadcast Ratings

Thinking Like a Citizen

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

You Be the Editor

Reflections The student will be able to:

1. Understand that relationships involve interactions, attitudes and emotions.

2. Demonstrate responsibility for chosen actions.

3. Evaluate personal contributions and the contributions of others toward making positive changes.

4. Appreciate that he or she is involved in decisions and choices that have ethical implications and consequences.

5. Demonstrate commitment to values such as respect, responsibility, fairness, tolerance, honesty, kindness, forgiveness, commitment to democratic ideals, loyalty.

6. Share insights gained from the course through a culminating presentation of their learned experiences.

MediaSmarts Resources

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Values

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Thinking Like a Citizen

Up, Up and Away? (TM)