Outcome Chart - Ontario - Geography CGD3M: Regional Geography

This chart contains media-related learning outcomes from Ontario, Curriculum for Geography CGD3M: Regional Geography, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site

Geographic Inquiry and Skill Development

Overall Expectations

A1. Geographic Inquiry: use the geographic inquiry process and the concepts of geographic thinking when investigating geographic issues in a selected region;

Specific Expectations

A1.2 select and organize relevant data and information on geographic issues in the selected region from a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., primary: photographs; raw data, both quantitative and qualitative; satellite images; statistics; secondary: atlases, books, charts, digital and print maps, graphs, magazines, newspapers, websites), ensuring that their sources represent a range of perspectives

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

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

A1.6 evaluate and synthesize their findings to formulate conclusions and/or make informed judgements or predictions about the 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, author/date citations, reference lists, bibliographies, credits) to reference different types of sources (e.g., articles, oral recounts, blogs, books, databases, films, websites)

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)