Outcome Chart - Ontario - Economics CIA4U: Analysing Current Economic Issues

This chart contains media-related learning outcomes from Ontario, Curriculum for Economics CIA4U: Analysing Current Economic Issues, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Economic Inquiry and Skill Development

Overall Expectations

A1. Economic Inquiry: use the economic inquiry process and the concepts of economic thinking when investigating current Canadian and international economic issues;

Specific Expectations

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations into current national and global economic issues

A1.2 select and organize relevant data, evidence, and information on current Canadian and international economic issues from a variety of primary and secondary sources

A1.3 assess the credibility of sources, data, evidence, and information relevant to their investigations

A1.4 interpret and analyse data, evidence, and information relevant to their investigations, using various tools, strategies, and approaches appropriate for economic inquiry

A1.6 evaluate and synthesize their findings to formulate conclusions and/or make informed judgements and/or predictions about the economic issues they are investigating

A1.7 communicate their ideas, arguments, and conclusions using various formats and styles, as appropriate for the audience and purpose

A1.8 use accepted forms of documentation (e.g., footnotes or endnotes, author/date citations, reference lists, bibliographies, credits) to reference different types of sources (e.g., articles, blogs, books, films, online documents, statistical reports, tables and graphs, websites)

A1.9 use appropriate terminology when communicating the results of their investigations (e.g., vocabulary specific to their inquiry topics; terminology related to economics and the concepts of economic thinking)

MediaSmarts Resources
Lesson Plans
Bias in News Sources

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Free Speech and the Internet

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Interactive Resources
MyWorld (licensed resource)

Fundamentals of Economics

Overall Expectations

B4. Economic Thought and Decision Making: analyse how economic and political ideas and various sociocultural factors affect economic decision making

Specific Expectations

B4.3 analyse ways in which sociocultural factors (e.g., class, gender, ethnicity, age, education, beliefs and values, the media) and the influence of political-economic stakeholders (e.g., firms, lobby groups, think tanks, unions, interest groups) affect economic decisions

MediaSmarts Resources
Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Celebrities and World Issues

Diversity and Media Ownership

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

First Person

Gambling in the Media

How to Analyze the News

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Online Gambling and Youth

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

The Front Page