Outcome Chart - Ontario - Politics CPC3O: Politics in Action: Making Change

This chart contains media-related learning outcomes from Ontario, Curriculum for Politics CPC3O: Politics in Action: Making Change, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Political Inquiry and Skill Development

Overall Expectations

Political Inquiry: use the political inquiry process and the concepts of political thinking when investigating issues of political importance in various communities and ways to address them

Specific Expectations

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations into issues of political importance in various communities and ways to address them

A1.2 select and organize relevant evidence, data, and information on issues of political importance and ways to address them from a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., primary: interviews, photographs, speeches, statistics, surveys; secondary: documentaries and other films, news stories, political cartoons, textbooks, websites), ensuring that their sources reflect different perspectives

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

A1.4 interpret and analyse evidence, data, and information relevant to their investigations using various tools, strategies, and approaches that are appropriate for political 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 intended audience and purpose

A1.8 use accepted forms of documentation (e.g., footnotes or endnotes, author/date citations, bibliographies, reference lists) to reference different types of sources (e.g., articles, blogs, books, films or videos, interviews with community members, songs, 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)

Foundations of Political Engagement

Overall Expectations

Factors Affecting Political Engagement: analyse how various factors can contribute to, and present a barrier to, their own and others’ political engagement

Specific Expectations

B1.1 identify some agents of political socialization (e.g., the family, public education, religious institutions, the media, peers, personal experience, political/ social organizations), and analyse how these agents affect their own personal political beliefs and engagement and the beliefs and engagement of others

B1.2 describe their own personal attitudes towards political engagement, including the extent and type of involvement they think appropriate

B1.3 describe some challenges or barriers to political engagement (e.g., with reference to economic factors, gender, level of education, accessibility, social status or power, discrimination, personal experience and attitudes, personality traits, emotional state)

B1.5 explain, with reference to the perspectives of bystanders and upstanders, why people choose to take action on, or not get involved in, political issues (e.g., bystanders may be apathetic or fearful, may feel powerless, or may not feel strongly about the issue at hand; upstanders may be highly motivated by their sense of justice and concern for others or may be personally affected by the issue), and analyse possible consequences of both stands

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Cyberbullying and the Law

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Political Cartoons

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Watching the Elections

Overall Expectations

Issues of Political Importance: explain the political importance of some current issues and analyse various perspectives associated with these issues

Specific Expectations

B2.1 explain the political importance of some current local, national, and/or global issues (e.g., issues related to bullying in schools and/or cyberbullying, public transit, food security, substandard housing in some First Nations communities, water and/or energy conservation, disaster relief and/or development aid, working conditions in sweatshops, child soldiers, human rights abuses, climate change, the AIDS pandemic, violence against women, social and/or economic inequality)

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Cyberbullying and the Law

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Political Cartoons

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Watching the Elections

Overall Expectations

Causes, Impact, and Solutions: analyse some issues of political importance in terms of their causes, their impact, and ways in which they have been addressed

Specific Expectations

B3.1 analyse the causes of some issues of political importance and how an understanding of these causes can affect the action taken to address the issues

B3.2 analyse the impact of some issues of political importance, with a particular emphasis on issues related to equity, human rights, and/or the environment

B3.3 identify actions that have been taken to address some issues of political importance, and assess the effectiveness of these actions in achieving the intended objective

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Celebrities and World Issues

Cyberbullying and the Law

Political Cartoons

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Watching the Elections

Policy, Politics and Democratic Change

Overall Expectations

The Influence of Individuals and Groups: analyse the objectives and strategies, and assess the influence, of individuals and groups in addressing issues of political importance

Specific Expectations

C1.1 analyse some of the political objectives of various heads of government, both historical and current

C1.2 explain the role of various individuals and groups in Canada in changing specific laws or policies, and assess the significance of the changes

C1.4 analyse the role of the media in influencing political change (e.g., through public opinion polls, political advertising, news stories, gatekeeping)

 

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Celebrities and World Issues

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Diversity and Media Ownership

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Political Cartoons

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

Watching the Elections

Who’s Telling My Story?

You Be the Editor

Overall Expectations

Law and Policy in Canada: analyse the impact of some key changes in Canadian law and policy as well as the process for changing laws in Canada

Specific Expectations

C2.1 describe how various provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code have both produced and reflected societal change in Canada

MediaSmarts Resources

Free Speech and the Internet

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Overall Expectations

Political Change in Democratic Societies: demonstrate an understanding of factors that facilitate and present challenges to democratic political change

Specific Expectations

C3.2 identify various skills and strategies that can be used when seeking political change in democratic societies, and assess their effectiveness

C3.3 analyse a current political issue to identify factors that could facilitate or obstruct efforts to reach a solution

MediaSmarts Resources

Lessons

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Challenging Hate Online

Hate 2.0

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Interactive Resources

MyWorld (licensed resource)

Personal Action on a Political Issue

Overall Expectations

Investigating an Issue: identify and analyse a political issue, with the goal of developing a personal plan of action to address this issue

Specific Expectations

D1.1 identify a political issue that is of personal interest and that it is possible to address through a personal plan of action

D1.2 analyse the selected issue, including how it is viewed by key stakeholders, and clarify their own position on the issue

 

MediaSmarts Resources

Diversity and Media Ownership

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Overall Expectations

Developing a Plan of Action: identify a goal associated with the selected issue and construct an action plan to achieve that goal

Specific Expectations

D2.1 identify and describe the intended goal relating to the selected issue and explain the reasons for choosing that goal

D2.2 identify several possible courses of action that could be used to address the issue and achieve their goal (e.g., an awareness campaign using a variety of media, including social media; public service messages; a submission or deputation to the relevant level and area of government; a protest campaign; a fundraising campaign), and analyse the benefits and costs associated with each

D2.3 identify the most appropriate course of action based on their analysis of the possible options and create a detailed action plan, specifying the steps needed to implement the plan

D2.4 identify key skills needed to implement the proposed plan

MediaSmarts Resources

Challenging Hate Online

Diversity and Media Ownership

Hate 2.0

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Television Broadcast Ratings