Outcome Chart - Ontario - History CHA3U: American History

This chart contains media-related learning outcomes from Ontario, Curriculum for History CHA3U: American History, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Historical Inquiry and Skill Development

Overall Expectations

A1. Historical Inquiry: use the historical inquiry process and the concepts of historical thinking when investigating aspects of American history

Specific Expectations

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations into issues, events, and/or developments in American history

A1.2 select and organize relevant evidence and information on aspects of American history from a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., primary: artefacts, autobiographies, diaries/ journals, letters, maps, period newspaper articles, photographs, political cartoons, treaties; secondary: books and/or articles from the library, documentaries or other films, later newspaper articles, textbooks, websites), ensuring that their sources reflect a range of perspectives

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

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

A1.6 evaluate and synthesize their findings to formulate conclusions and/or make informed judgements or predictions about the issues, events, and/or developments 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., archival sources, articles, art works, blogs, books, films or videos, oral evidence, 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)

The United States Since 1945

Overall Expectations

Social, Economic, and Political Context: describe various social, economic, and political events, trends, and developments in the United States since 1945, and analyse their key causes and consequences

Specific Expectations

E1.1 describe key social trends and developments in the United States during this period, and analyse their main causes and consequences

E1.2 describe some key developments in science and/or technology during this period, and explain their impact on Americans

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Buy Nothing Day

Challenging Hate Online

Crime in the News

Diversity and Media Ownership

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

Free Speech and the Internet

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Political Cartoons

Scapegoating and Othering

Sex in Advertising

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

The Citizen Reporter

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Violence on Television

Watching the Elections

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

Overall Expectations

E2. Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation: analyse how various events and developments have affected specific groups in the United States, and relations between the United States and other countries, since 1945

Specific Expectations

E2.1 describe developments and/or events of particular significance to African Americans during this period, and analyse their impact on African Americans and on American society in general

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Diversity and Media Ownership

First Person

How to Analyze the News

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Popular Music and Music Videos

Scripting a Crime Drama

Viewing a Crime Drama

Overall Expectations

E3. Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse how various groups, trends, and cultural developments have affected identity, citizenship, and heritage in the United States since 1945

Specific Expectations

E3.3 analyse how the roles and identities of American women have changed during this period

E3.4 analyse the role of consumer culture in the construction of identity in the United States during this period

E3.5 analyse the impact that American arts and popular culture have had during this period, both in the United States and internationally

MediaSmarts Resources

Advertising and Male Violence

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Cinema Cops

Crime in the News

Diversity and Media Ownership

First Person

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

How to Analyze the News

Hype!

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Political Cartoons

Popular Music and Music Videos

Sex in Advertising

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

The Front Page

The Pornography Debate: Controversy in Advertising

Violence on Television

Who’s Telling My Story?