Atlantic Provinces - Outcome Chart - Social Studies Grade 4-6

In the Atlantic Canada Social Studies Framework, media literacy outcomes are included under the broader categories of Citizenship, Power and Governance; Groups and Institutions; Culture and Cultural Diversity; Individual Development and Identity; Global Connections; Individuals, Societies and Economic Choices; Participating in Social Studies; and People, Science and Technology.

Citizenship, Power and Governance

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the origins, functions and sources of power, authority and governance.

  • identify and critically examine the rights and responsibilities of individual citizens in a local, national and global context
  • identify types of prejudice and stereotyping and its social and individual consequences

Lessons

Media Kids

Put Downs

Prejudice and Body Image

Images of Learning

TV Stereotypes

Stereotyping and Bias

Sheroes and Heroes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

What’s in a Word?

Avatars and Body Image

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

Educational Games

Cybersense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of the Three CyberPigs

Culture and Cultural Diversity

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture, the diversity of culture, and views of the world, recognizing the similarities and differences resulting in various cultural perspectives.

  • describe how culture is preserved and transmitted

Lessons

The Broadcast Project

Elections and the Media

Advertising All Around Us

Teaching TV: Television as a Story Teller

Teaching TV: Learning With Television

The Anatomy of Cool

Global Connections

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of global connections and the causes, consequences and possible solutions to global issues.

  • explore how decisions made in one country can impact on other countries around the world
  • identify concerns, standards, issues and conflicts related to universal human rights
  • examine and describe the effects of changing technologies on the global economy
  • demonstrate how thinking globally and acting locally can impact on global issues

Lessons

Media Literacy for Development & Children’s Rights

Understanding the Internet: Using the Internet

Understanding the Internet: Pathways and Addresses

Understanding the Internet: Build Understanding

Understanding the Internet: Communication and Social Media

Groups and Institutions

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of how groups and institutions are formed, what controls and influences them, how they interact with individuals and cultures, and how they are maintained and changed.

  • describe how groups and institutions influence people and society
  • describe how people influence groups and institutions

Lessons

Advertising All Around Us

What’s in a Word?

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Interpreting Media Messages

“He Shoots, He Scores”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 4-6

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Co-Co’s AdverSmarts

Elections and the Media

Thinking About Television and Movies

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Reporter for a Day

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Individual Development and Identity

Students will be expected to demonstrate how personal development and identity are shaped by society and how individuals help shape society.

  • describe ways in which advertising and the media can influence an individual’s perception of self, the world, and consequent behavior
  • examine the influence of peers on one’s individual actions
  • discuss why and how stereotyping, discrimination, and pressures to conform can emerge and how that affects an individual

Lessons

Advertising All Around Us

The Anatomy of Cool

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Elections and the Media

Freedom to Smoke

Gender Stereotypes and Body Image

Humour on Television

Image Gap

Images of Learning

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising:  Interpreting Media Messages

“He Shoots, He Scores”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Media Kids

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Reporter for a Day

Packaging Tricks

Put Downs

Sheroes and Heroes

The True Story

Stereotyping and Bias

Co-Co’s AdverSmarts

Avatars and Body Image

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8)

Individuals, Societies and Economic Choices

Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to make economic choices as individuals and as members of society based on their understanding of economic concepts, principles and systems.

  • identify various factors that influence consumer choice

Lessons

Advertising All Around Us

The Anatomy of Cool

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Co-Co’s AdverSmarts

Freedom to Smoke

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising:  Interpreting Media Messages

“He Shoots, He Scores”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Junk Food Jungle

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Media Kids

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Packaging Tricks

Scientific Detectives

Thinking About Television and Movies

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 4-6

Tobacco Labels

Truth or Money

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Avatars and Body Image

Game Time

Pay for Play

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8)

People, Place and Environment

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the interactions among people, places and the environment.

  • identify the communication and transportation systems in their province used to move goods, people and ideas, within their communities and beyond
  • value maps, globes, and other geographic representations as valuable sources of information and learning
  • use maps, globes, and pictures to describe location and place
  • use maps, globes, pictures, models, and technology to represent and describe physical and human systems

     

Lessons

Advertising All Around Us

Co-Co’s AdverSmarts

Cop Shows

Elections and the Media

Freedom to Smoke

Humour on Television

Images of Learning

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 3: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 4: Interpreting Media Messages

“He Shoots, He Scores”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Media Kids

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Packaging Tricks

The True Story

Understanding the Internet: Pathways and Addresses

Essential Graduation Learnings

Overall Expectations

Communication: Graduates will be able to use the listening, viewing, speaking, reading, and writing modes of language(s), as well as mathematical and scientific concepts and symbols, to think, learn, and communicate effectively.

Specific Expectations

By the end of grade 6, students will be expected to:

use maps, globes, pictures, models, and technologies to represent and describe physical and human systems.

MediaSmarts Resources

Earth Day: Maps as Media