Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies Grade 4

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


Overall Expectations

4.S.9 Develop skills of media literacy

Specific Expectations

  • compare information on the same issue or topic from print media, television, photographs and the Internet
  • examine diverse perspectives regarding an issue presented in the media
  • identify and distinguish points of view expressed in electronic sources on a particular topic


Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Freedom to Smoke

Introducing TV Families

Put Downs

Teaching TV: Critically Evaluating TV

What’s in a Word?

Earth Day: Maps as Media

Media literacy key concepts Introduction: What is media anyway?

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Avatars and Body Image

Understanding the Internet: Using the Internet

Understanding the Internet: Build Understanding

Understanding the Internet: Communication and Social Media

Educational Games

Passport to the Internet (Licensed resource)

Dimensions of Thinking

Overall Expectations

4.S.3 develop skills of geographic thinking

Specific Expectations

construct graphs, tables, charts and maps to interpret information

identify the location of sources of nonrenewable resources (e.g., fossil fuels, minerals)

MediaSmarts Resources

Earth Day: Maps as Media