Outcome Chart - British Columbia - English Language Arts - New Media 10

New Media 10 is a program of studies designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. This course is intended to allow students and educators the flexibility to develop a program of study centred on students’ interests, needs, and abilities, while at the same time allowing for a range of local delivery methods. New Media 10 recognizes that digital literacy is an essential characteristic of the educated citizen. Coursework is aimed at providing students with a set of skills vital for success in an increasingly complex digital world by affording opportunities to demonstrate understanding and communicate ideas through a variety of digital and print media. New Media 10 explores tasks and texts designed to introduce students to the study of new media.

The following are possible focus areas in New Media 10:

  • Media and film studies—suggested content/topics include the globalization of the media industry, influence of media on users’ perceptions, documentaries in the age of digital media, the rise of social media
  • Journalism and publishing—suggested content/topics include the changing roles and structures within news organizations; risks, challenges, and opportunities associated with professional journalism; and citizen journalism, local journalism, school-based journalism
  • Digital communication—suggested content/topics include blogging, writing for the web, writing for social media, gaming, and podcasting

Curricular Competencies

Using oral, written, visual, and digital texts, students are expected individually and
collaboratively to be able to:

Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)

Recognize the complexities of digital citizenship

Read for enjoyment and to achieve personal goals

Access information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources to inform writing

Explore the relevance, accuracy, and reliability of texts

Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts

Recognize and appreciate how different forms, formats, structures, and features of texts enhance and shape meaning and impact

Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts

Explore how language constructs personal and social identities

Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world

Identify bias, contradictions, and distortions


Create and communicate (writing, speaking, representing)

Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking

Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways

Assess and refine texts to improve clarity and impact

Demonstrate speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes

Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

Use digital media to collaborate and communicate both within the classroom and beyond its walls

Express and support an opinion with evidence

Use the conventions of Canadian spelling, grammar, and punctuation proficiently and as appropriate to the context

Use acknowledgements and citations to recognize intellectual property rights

Transform ideas and information to create original texts

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development


Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Camera Shots

Challenging Hate Online

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Cyberbullying and the Law

Deconstructing Web Pages

Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement

Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

First Person

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

Free Speech and the Internet

Gambling in the Media

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

How to Analyze the News

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Introduction to Online Civic Engagement

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

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

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads - Lesson

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

News Journalism: Radio News

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Online Relationships: Respect and Consent

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Relationships and Sexuality in the Media

Remixing Media

Scripting a Crime Drama

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Television News
The Newspaper Front Page

The Citizen Reporter

Thinking about Hate

Unpacking Privilege

Viewing a Crime Drama

Watching the Elections

You Be the Editor



Students are expected to know the following:

Text forms and genres

Text features and structures

  • interactivity
  • features of multimodal texts

Strategies and processes

  • reading strategies
  • oral language strategies
  • metacognitive strategies
  • writing processes
  • new media design processes
  • multimedia presentation processes

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Challenging Hate Online

First Person

Free Speech and the Internet

Hate 2.0

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Remixing Media

The Citizen Reporter