Outcome Chart - Ontario - History CHY4U: World History Since the Fifteenth Century

This chart contains media-related learning outcomes from Ontario, Curriculum for History CHY4U: World History Since the Fifteenth Century, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Historical Inquiry and Skill Development

Overall Expectations

Historical Inquiry: use the historical inquiry process and the concepts of historical thinking when investigating aspects of world history since the fifteenth century

Specific Expectations

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations into issues, events, and/or developments in world history since the fifteenth century

A1.2 select and organize relevant evidence and information on aspects of world history since the fifteenth century from a variety of primary and secondary sources

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

A1.7 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

A1.8 communicate their ideas, arguments, and conclusions using various formats and styles, as appropriate for the audience and purpose

A1.9 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 World Since 1900

Overall Expectations

Social, Economic, and Political Context: analyse the significance of various social, economic, and political policies, developments, and ideas in various regions of the world since 1900

Specific Expectations

E1.1 analyse the impact of some key social trends and/or developments in various regions of the world during this period (e.g., with reference to urbanization; immigration and refugees; changes in social mores, in the treatment of children, elders, and/or people with physical or mental disabilities, in the role of religion, in recreation, or in crime and punishment; labour, eugenics, peace, civil rights, feminist, Aboriginal, or environmental movements)

E1.2 describe a variety of developments in science and/or technology during this period (e.g., developments in household appliances, motion pictures, radio and television, automobiles, airplanes, satellites and space travel technologies, computers and cellular technologies, reproductive technologies, medicine or biotechnology, mechanization or robotics, weapons, renewable energy), and assess their impact (e.g., increased mobility, decreased infant mortality rates and increased life expectancy, increased number of wartime casualties, changes in the workplace and in recreation, changes in agricultural practices, “cashless” societies, digital fraud, challenges to privacy)

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

Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse the development of the rights, identity, and heritage of different groups around the world since 1900

Specific Expectations

E3.2 analyse the goals, methods, and accomplishments of various significant individuals and groups who have contributed to the evolution of human rights in different regions during this period (e.g., Isabel Allende, Chen Duxiu, Mohandas Gandhi, Václav Havel, Hu Jia, Jomo Kenyatta, Martin Luther King Jr., Stephen Lewis, Sylvia Pankhurst, Queen Raina of Jordan, Oscar Romero, Eleanor Roosevelt, Aung San Suu Kyi, or Desmond Tutu; Amnesty International, the International Criminal Court, the International Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies, or the United Nations)

E3.3 analyse the extent to which the social, political, and/or economic roles and status of women have changed in various countries or regions during this period (e.g., with reference to the family, including birth rates, domestic work, access to birth control or abortion; the labour force, including equal pay for equal work, employment in sweatshops or maquiladoras; politics, including the right to vote, representation in governing bodies; violence against women, such as rape, domestic violence, female infanticide, female genital mutilation; access to education; the role of and attitudes towards women in religious institutions)

E3.4 analyse the significance of some key cultural trends and developments during this period (e.g., developments in music such as jazz, rock ’n’ roll, ska; developments in cinema, including Hollywood and Bollywood films and the work of influential filmmakers from various cultures; changes in fashion; developments in literature; new schools of art; manga and anime; indigenous arts and crafts; the dominance of American culture; the impact of censorship and political repression)

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Challenging Hate Online

Crime in the News

Diversity and Media Ownership

Free Speech and the Internet

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Popular Music and Music Videos

Scapegoating and Othering

Sex in Advertising

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

The Blockbuster Movie

The Citizen Reporter

Watching the Elections