Social Justice 12

Curricular Competencies

Students are expected to be able to do the following:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Assess the justification for competing accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence, including  data (evidence)
  • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups and individuals at different times and places (continuity and change)
  • Explain different perspectives on past and present people, places, issues, and events, and distinguish between worldviews of the past or present (perspective)
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past or present after considering the context and standards of right and wrong (ethical judgment)

 

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Challenging Hate Online

Cyberbullying and the Law

Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices

Diversity and Media Ownership

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

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

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

Individuality vs. Conformity

Online Cultures and Values

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Reality Check: Authentication and Citizenship

Reality Check: News You Can Use

Technology Facilitated Violence: Criminal Case Law

The Citizen Reporter

 

Content

MediaSmarts Resources

Students are expected to know the following:

  • definitions, frameworks, and interpretations of social justice
  • self-identity and an individual’s relationship to others
  • social justice issues
  • social injustices in Canada and the world affecting individuals, groups, and society
  • governmental and non-governmental organizations in issues of social justice and injustice
  • processes, methods, and approaches individuals, groups, and institutions use to promote social justice

Bias and Crime in Media

Challenging Hate Online

Crime in the News

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Free Speech and the Internet

Individuality vs. Conformity

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Online Cultures and Values

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Technology Facilitated Violence: Criminal Case Law

Unpacking Privilege