Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies Grade 10-2

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

Related Issues and General Outcomes

Should I, as a citizen, respond to globalization?
Students will:

  • accept political, social and environmental responsibilities associated with global citizenship
  • examine impacts of globalization on children and youth
  • analyze means by which individuals, governments, organizations and businesses in Canada could address the opportunities and challenges of globalization
  • develop strategies to demonstrate active, responsible global citizenship


Celebrities and World Issues

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

 Perspectives on Globalization

  • Students will explore the impacts of globalization on their lives.
  • Students will assess economic, environmental and other contemporary impacts of globalization. 
  • Students will assess their roles and responsibilities in a globalizing world.


Buy Nothing Day 

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

Deconstructing Web Pages

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion?  You Decide!


Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development 

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Celebrities and World Issues



Students will:

develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • evaluate ideas and information from multiple sources
  • determine relationships among multiple and varied sources of information
  • assess the validity of information based on context, bias, sources, objectivity, evidence or reliability
  • analyze current affairs from a variety of perspectives

develop skills of decision making and problem solving:

  • describe a plan of action to use technology to solve a problem
  • use appropriate tools and materials to accomplish a plan of action


Students will:

apply the research process:

  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of research tools and strategies to investigate issues
  • plan and perform complex searches, using digital sources
  • develop, express and defend an informed position on an issue
  • select and analyze relevant information when conducting research


Develop skills of media literacy

Students will:

  • assess the authority, reliability and validity of electronically accessed information
  • evaluate the validity of various points of view presented in the media
  • appraise information from multiple sources, evaluating each source in terms of the author’s perspective or bias and use of evidence
  • demonstrate discriminatory selection of electronically accessed information that is relevant to a particular topic