In the Nova Scotia child studies curriculum, media literacy outcomes are included under the general outcomes requiring students to integrate knowledge, skills and practise required by caregivers to influence the welfare of children; explain the importance of providing healthy food choices for children; and explore how children develop and learn through daily experiences.
Click on a grade level under Child Studies for a list of media-related outcomes and links to supporting resources from the MediaSmarts site. 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. (Note: the grade levels are intended to reflect the age of the children students are learning to care for, not the grade of the Child Studies course.)