Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies 30-1 - Grade 12

This outcome chart contains Media literacy learning expectations from the Alberta social studies curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Dimensions of Thinking

S.1 develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • evaluate ideas and information from multiple sources
  • determine relationships among multiple and varied sources of information
  • assess the validity of information based on context, bias, sources, objectivity, evidence or reliability
  • predict likely outcomes based on factual information
  • evaluate personal assumptions and opinions to develop an expanded appreciation of a topic or an issue
  • synthesize information from contemporary and historical issues to develop an informed position
  • evaluate the logic of assumptions underlying a position
  • assemble seemingly unrelated information to support an idea or to explain an event
  • analyze current affairs from a variety of perspectives
      

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Celebrities and World Issues

Crime in the News

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement

Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Free Speech and the Internet

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

How to Analyze the News

Introduction to Online Civic Engagement

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Political Cartoons

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

Unpacking Privilege

Watching the Elections

You Be the Editor

S.2 develop skills of historical thinking:

  • analyze multiple historical and contemporary perspectives within and across cultures
  • compare similarities and differences among historical narratives
  • discern historical facts from historical interpretations through an examination of multiple sources
  • identify reasons underlying similarities and differences among historical narratives
  • demonstrate an understanding of how changes in technology can benefit or harm society
  • use current, reliable information sources from around the world

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Bias

Bias in News Sources

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

Political Cartoons

S.3 develop skills of geographic thinking:

  • use current, reliable information sources from around the world, including online atlases
  • assess the impact of human activities on the land and the environment

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Bias

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

S.4 demonstrate skills of decision making and problem solving:

  • develop inquiry strategies to make decisions and solve problems
  • generate and apply new ideas and strategies to contribute to decision making and problem solving
  • describe a plan of action to use technology to solve a problem

MediaSmarts Resources

Celebrities and World Issues

Challenging Hate Online

Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

Online Cultures and Values

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Social Participation as a Democratic Practice

S.5 demonstrate skills of cooperation, conflict resolution and consensus building:

  • demonstrate leadership by initiating and employing various strategies to resolve conflicts peacefully and equitably
  • participate in persuading, compromising and negotiating to resolve conflicts and differences
  • interpret patterns of behaviour and attitudes that contribute or pose obstacles to cross-cultural understanding
  • respect the needs and perspectives of others

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Challenging Hate Online

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Cyberbullying and the Law

Diversity and Media Ownership

First, Do No Harm: Being an Active Witness to Cyberbullying

Free Speech and the Internet

How to Analyze the News

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Online Relationships: Respect and Consent

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Relationships and Sexuality in the Media

The Citizen Reporter

Transgender Representation in TV and Movies

Unpacking Privilege

Who’s Telling My Story?

S.6 develop age-appropriate behaviour for social involvement as responsible citizens contributing to their community:

  • demonstrate leadership by engaging in actions that enhance personal and community well-being
  • acknowledge the importance of multiple perspectives in a variety of situations

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias

Bias in News Sources

Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement

Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement

First, Do No Harm: Being an Active Witness to Cyberbullying

Introduction to Online Civic Engagement

Research for deliberative inquiry

S.7 apply the research process:

  • develop, express and defend an informed position on an issue
  • reflect on changes of perspective or opinion based on information gathered and research conducted
  • consult a wide variety of sources, including oral histories, that reflect varied viewpoints on particular issues
  • integrate and synthesize argumentation and evidence to provide an informed opinion on a research question or an issue of inquiry
  • select and analyze relevant information when conducting research
  • plan and perform complex searches, using digital sources
  • generate new understandings of issues by using some form of technology to facilitate the process
  • record relevant data for acknowledging sources of information, and cite sources correctly
  • respect ownership and integrity of information

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Celebrities and World Issues

Defining Popular Culture

Diversity and Media Ownership

Film Classification Systems in Québec

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Free Speech and the Internet

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

Introduction to Online Civic Engagement

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

The Pornography Debate: Controversy in Advertising

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Violence on Film: The Ratings Game

Communication

S.8 demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy:

  • communicate effectively to express a point of view in a variety of situations
  • use skills of formal and informal discussion and/or debate to persuasively express informed viewpoints on an issue
  • ask respectful and relevant questions of others to clarify viewpoints
  • listen respectfully to others
  • use a variety of oral, visual and print sources to present informed positions on issues
  • apply information technologies for context (situation, audience and purpose) to extend and communicate understanding of complex issues
  • use appropriate presentation software to demonstrate personal understandings
  • compose, revise and edit text
  • apply general principles of graphic layout and design to a document in process
  • understand that different types of information may be used to manipulate and control a message (e.g., graphics, photographs, graphs, charts and statistics)
  • apply principles of graphic design to enhance meaning and engage audiences

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Buy Nothing Day

Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement

First Person

First, Do No Harm: Being an Active Witness to Cyberbullying

Images of Learning

Magazine Production

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads - Lesson

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Online Relationships: Respect and Consent

Privacy Rights of Children and Teens

Relationships and Sexuality in the Media

Remixing Media

Scripting a Crime Drama

Secure Comics

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

The Citizen Reporter

The Price of Happiness

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Transgender Representation in TV and Movies

Violence on Film: The Ratings Game

Watching the Elections

Who’s Telling My Story?

S.9 develop skills of media literacy:

  • assess the authority, reliability and validity of electronically accessed information
  • evaluate the validity of various points of view presented in the media
  • appraise information from multiple sources, evaluating each source in terms of the author’s perspective or bias and use of evidence
  • analyze the impact of various forms of media, identifying complexities and discrepancies in the information and making distinctions between sound generalizations and misleading oversimplification
  • demonstrate discriminatory selection of electronically accessed information that is relevant to a particular topic

MediaSmarts Resources

How to Analyze the News

Bias and Crime in Media

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Bias in News Sources

Fact Versus Opinion

Bias

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!