Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies 20-2 - Grade 11

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

Skill and Process Outcomes

Develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking

Students will:

  • 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

Students will:

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

Apply the research process

Students will:

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

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

Lessons that meet Social Studies 20-2  expectations

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Celebrities and World Issues

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students