Outcome Chart - Ontario - Geography CGF3M: Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters

This chart contains media-related learning outcomes from Ontario, Curriculum for Geography CGF3M: Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Geographical Inquiry and Skill Development

Overall Expectations

A1. Geographic Inquiry: use the geographic inquiry process and the concepts of geographic thinking when investigating physical systems, natural phenomena, and natural events;

Specific Expectations

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations into physical systems, natural phenomena, and natural events

A1.2 select and organize relevant data and information on geographic issues from a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., primary: raw data from fieldwork, both quantitative and qualitative; photographs; satellite images; secondary: published statistics, newspapers, books, atlases, geographic magazines, websites, graphs, charts, digital and print maps), ensuring that their sources represent a diverse 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, annotated bibliographies, credits) to reference different types of sources (e.g., websites, blogs, books, articles, films, data)

MediaSmarts Resources

Lesson Plans

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

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)

Impacts of Change

Overall Expectations

Disaster Preparedness: assess the role and effectiveness of various options for reducing the impacts of disasters on human populations

Specific Expectations

E2.2 assess the role of various adaptation and response measures in reducing the human impacts of natural disasters

E2.3 analyse ways in which communities prepare for and respond to natural disasters, using local, national, and international examples

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development