Many curricular expectations in Ontario Business courses relate to media and digital literacy. The following excerpt from Business Studies, Grades 9 and 10 (2006) detail how media and digital literacy have been integrated into the curriculum:
The goals of the business studies curriculum are to enable students to:
- gain an understanding of business concepts through the study of subjects such as accounting, entrepreneurship, information and communication technology (ICT), international business, marketing, and business leadership;
- achieve business, economic, financial, and digital literacy;1
- develop the skills, including critical thinking skills, and strategies required to conduct research and inquiry and communicate findings accurately, ethically, and effectively;
- apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired through the study of business to a variety of learning tasks and relate them to business phenomena on the local, national, and global levels;
- develop lifelong learning skills that will help them adapt to technological advancements, the changing workplace, and the global economy;
- make connections that will help them take advantage of potential postsecondary educational, work, and business opportunities.
On the left menu you will find outcome charts containing media-related learning outcomes from the Business curriculum, with links to supporting resources on 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.