Outcome Chart - Alberta - Knowledge and Employability Social Studies Grade 10

This outcome chart contains Media literacy learning expectations from the Alberta social studies curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Living in a Globalizing World

  • Students will explore the impacts of globalization on their lives
  • Students will explore economic, environmental and other impacts of globalization
  • Students will examine their roles and responsibilities as citizens in a globalizing world


Alcohol Myths


Crime in the News

Deconstructing Web Pages

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion?  You Decide!

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Thinking About Hate

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

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

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Skills and Processes for Social Studies


Students will:
develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • investigate local and global current events from a variety of perspectives and examine how these perspectives can shape understanding
  • examine the validity of information, based on context, bias, sources, objectivity, evidence and reliability
  • examine ways in which a society’s culture may be reflected in a variety of forms; e.g., artwork, oral stories and dance.


Students will:
apply the research process:

  • access and select different points of view, using a variety of sources
  • demonstrate responsible and ethical use of information and technology
  • select information from appropriate sources, including primary and secondary sources
  • distinguish fact from opinion in a variety of information sources; e.g., media reports and accounts
  • interpret ideas and information to compare and contrast perspectives; e.g., bias, racism, prejudice, validity and authenticity


Students will:
demonstrate skills of oral, visual and textual literacy:

  • use communication technology to interact with others

develop skills of media literacy:

  • examine the values, lifestyles and points of view represented in media messages
  • recognize that differences in perspectives can exist in media sources
  • examine the impact media has on human thought
  • understand the nature of various media and the ways in which they are consciously used to influence an audience
  • assess the authority, reliability and validity of electronically accessed information
  • analyze the validity of various points of view in media messages
  • analyze information from multiple sources, evaluating each source in terms of the author’s perspective or bias and use of evidence