Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies 30-2 - 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:

  • analyze ideas and information from multiple sources
  • determine relationships among multiple sources of information
  • determine the validity of information based on context, bias, sources, objectivity, evidence or reliability
  • suggest likely outcomes based on factual information
  • evaluate personal assumptions and opinions
  • determine the strengths and weaknesses of arguments
  • identify seemingly unrelated ideas to explain a concept or event
  • analyze current affairs from a variety of perspectives
  • identify main ideas underlying a position or issue
      

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:

  • understand diverse historical and contemporary perspectives within and across cultures
  • compare and contrast historical narratives
  • identify and describe the impact of significant historical periods and patterns of change on society today
  • understand the difference between historical facts and historical interpretations
  • develop reasoned arguments supported by historical and contemporary evidence
  • describe 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

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:

  • use inquiry processes to make decisions and solve problems
  • apply 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 persuading, compromising and negotiating to resolve conflicts and differences
  • identify behaviours and attitudes that contribute or pose obstacles to cross-cultural understanding
  • consider the points of view and perspectives of others
  • identify and use a variety of strategies to resolve conflicts peacefully and equitably
  • demonstrate cooperativeness in groups to solve problems

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 will enhance the well-being of self and others in the community

 

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

Research for deliberative inquiry

S.7 apply the research process:

  • develop and express an informed position on an issue
  • develop conclusions based on evidence gathered through research of a wide variety of sources
  • use research tools and methods to investigate issues
  • consult a wide variety of sources, including oral histories, that reflect varied viewpoints on particular issues
  • revise questions on an issue as new information becomes available
  • select relevant information when conducting research
  • cite sources correctly to respect the ownership and integrity of information
  • use calendars, time management or project management software to assist in organizing the research process
  • plan and perform searches, using digital sources
  • generate understandings of issues by using some form of technology to facilitate the process

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 in a variety of situations
  • engage in respectful discussion
  • use a variety of oral, visual and print sources to present informed positions on issues
  • ask respectful and relevant questions of others to clarify viewpoints on an issue
  • make respectful and reasoned comments on the topic of discussion
  • use technology to compose, revise and edit text
  • employ technologies to adapt information for context (situation, audience and purpose)

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
  • analyze the validity of various points of view in media messages
  • analyze 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
  • demonstrate discriminatory selection of electronically accessed information

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!