Outcome Chart - Atlantic Provinces - English Language Arts 8

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation, English Language Arts curriculum, Grade 8, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Each Atlantic Province follows closely the Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation Framework for English Language Arts. In this Framework, media literacy is integrated throughout the English Language Arts curriculum under the general learning outcomes of Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing and Writing and Other Ways of Representing.

Speaking and Listening

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose.

Specific Expectations

Recognize that values and attitudes such as bias, beliefs, and prejudice can be reflected in spoken language

Examine how spoken language can be used to influence and manipulate

 

MediaSmarts Resources

Lessons

Female Action Heroes

Freedom to Smoke

Hate or Debate?

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Learning Gender Stereotypes

The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes

Gender and Tobacco

Images of Learning: Elementary

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Interpreting Media Messages

Who’s On First: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Introduction

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Radio News

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Selling Tobacco

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

The True Story

Thinking About Hate

Thinking Like a Citizen

Tobacco Labels

Video Games

Violence in Sports

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Educational Games

Allies and Aliens

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Reading and Viewing

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.

Specific Expectations

Evaluate the reliability of information from various sources

Compare information from a variety of sources

Use effective research approaches and strategies

MediaSmarts Resources

Deconstructing Web Pages

Hate or Debate?

Hate 2.0

I heard it ‘round the Internet: Sexual health education and authenticating online information

Scientific Detectives

Taming the Wild Wiki

Thinking about Hate

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Educational Game

Click if You Agree

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form and genre.

Specific Expectations

Recognize that texts can be biased

Demonstrate an awareness that values and personal experiences influence understanding of and critical responses to texts

Describe the portrayal of culture and reality in texts

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Celebrities and World Issues

Cinema Cops

Cop Shows

Female Action Heroes

Gender and Tobacco

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate?

How to Analyze the News

Image Gap

Images of Learning

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 4: Interpreting Media Messages

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Scapegoating and Othering

The Girl in the Mirror

The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

Thinking about Hate

Truth or Money

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

Educational Games

Allies and Aliens: A Mission in Critical Thinking

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy

Writing and Representing

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and representing and to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness.

Specific Expectations

Choose the writing and representing strategies that help create a variety of texts

Use various technologies in communicating for a range of purposes with a variety of audiences

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Cop Shows

Hate or Debate?

Images of Learning

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 3: Understanding Brands

Violence and Video Games

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Put Downs

Selling Tobacco

Taming the Wild Wiki

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

The Girl in the Mirror

The Price of Happiness

Video Games

Watching the Elections

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Writing a Newspaper Article

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward