Outcome Chart - Ontario - Law CLN4U: Canadian and International Law

This chart contains media-related learning outcomes from Ontario, Curriculum for Law CLN4U: Canadian and International Law, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

The Inquiry Process and Skill Development in Legal Studies

Overall Expectations

 

The Inquiry Process in Legal Studies: use the legal studies inquiry process and the concepts of legal thinking when investigating legal issues in Canada and around the world, and issues relating to international law

Specific Expectations

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations into legal issues in Canada and around the world, and issues relating to international law

A1.2 select and organize relevant evidence and information from primary and secondary sources

A1.4 interpret and analyse legal issues (e.g., debates about laws governing the use of various controlled substances) using evidence and information relevant to their investigations and a variety of tools and strategies and taking into account relevant legal theories and ethical and equity concerns

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 or endnotes, author/date citations, reference lists, bibliographies, credits) to acknowledge different types of sources (e.g., legal references [case law, legislation], websites, blogs, books, journals, articles, oral evidence/interviews, archival sources)

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)

Rights and Freedoms

Overall Expectations

Legal Principles of Human Rights Law: explain the principles underpinning human rights law and the legal significance of those laws, in Canada and internationally

Specific Expectations

C1.1 compare the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms with the rights charters of other nations or international bodies in terms of their legal force and scope

C1.2 identify the rights and freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and their corresponding responsibilities or obligations (e.g., right to trial by jury/responsibility to serve on a jury), and explain the implications of these rights and responsibilities for various individuals and groups in Canadian society

C1.3 explain the legal implications of a country’s signing of various internationally recognized treaties and conventions related to the protection of human rights (e.g., Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Geneva Conventions, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)

MediaSmarts Resources

Cyberbullying and the Law

Free Speech and the Internet

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Overall Expectations

Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms: compare the roles of the legislative and judicial branches of government in protecting human rights and freedoms, with a particular emphasis on Canada

Specific Expectations

C3.1 explain the role of Parliament in creating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the role of the judiciary in interpreting and enforcing the Charter’s provisions

C3.3 explain from a legal perspective (e.g., with reference to Charter sections 1 and 33) why it may or may not be justifiable to limit individual or collective rights and freedoms in some situations

MediaSmarts Resources

Cyberbullying and the Law

Free Speech and the Internet

Overall Expectations

Contemporary Issues: analyse various contemporary issues in relation to their impact or potential impact on human rights law

Specific Expectations

C4.1 analyse from a legal perspective contemporary circumstances in which individual or group rights and freedoms are threatened

MediaSmarts Resources

Cyberbullying and the Law

Free Speech and the Internet

International Legal Issues

Overall Expectations

Criminal Law: analyse various key concepts, legal systems, and issues in criminal law, in Canada and internationally

Specific Expectations

E1.1 analyse from a legal perspective the concept of morality as well as differing definitions of certain criminal offences in the domestic law of various countries (e.g., culpable and non-culpable homicide; assisted suicide; hate crimes; fraud; sexual offences – procuring and living off the avails of prostitution, obscenity, child pornography; computer crimes – financial theft, identity theft, copyright infringement, dissemination of child pornography)

MediaSmarts Resources

Alcohol on the Web

Online Gambling and Youth

Tobacco Labels

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

Overall Expectations

Emerging Legal Issues: analyse emerging global issues and their implications for international law

Specific Expectations

E4.1 analyse from a legal perspective how various technological advances (e.g., in communications or surveillance technology, in medical science, in financial transactions) may challenge or support the administration of justice, in Canada and internationally (e.g., challenges: protection of privacy of victims/accused, protection of intellectual property; supports: developments in quality of DNA evidence, availability of surveillance information from CCTV cameras)

MediaSmarts Resources

Challenging Hate Online

Cyberbullying and the Law

Free Speech and the Internet

Hate 2.0