The Newfoundland family studies curriculum includes expectations that incorporate media education themes. The curriculum document Family Studies: Human Dynamics 2201 (2004) includes a section that demonstrates the complementary relationship between media literacy and family studies:
In a society where the adolescent is barraged with messages from home, peers and the commanding influence of the media, strategies are required which enable young people to make realistic interpretations of their place in the family, the broader community and in the world of work. From very early in childhood, individuals must learn skills which allow them to relate and to thrive as social beings.
Click on a grade level under Family Studies for a list of media-related outcomes and links to supporting resources from the MediaSmarts site. (Note: as many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.)