Outcome Chart - Ontario - Politics CPW4U: Canadian and International Politics

This chart contains media-related learning outcomes from Ontario, Curriculum for Politics CPW4U: Canadian and International Politics, 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, events, and developments of national and international political importance

Specific Expectations

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations into issues, events, and/or developments of national and international political importance

A1.2 select and organize relevant evidence, data, and information about issues, events, and/or developments of national and international political importance from a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., primary: interviews, legislation, photographs, policy statements, speeches, statistics, surveys, treaties and other international agreements; secondary: articles, documentaries and other films, news stories, political cartoons, textbooks, websites), ensuring that their sources reflect multiple 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, events, and/or developments 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, policies, 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)

Non-Governmental Action on Canadian and International Political Issues

Overall Expectations

Civic Awareness and Responsibility: analyse the role of civic awareness and responsibility among citizens and non-governmental stakeholders in the national and international community

Specific Expectations

D1.1 analyse the role of responsible citizenship in the local, national, and global community

D1.2 analyse the role of information technology and the media, including social media, in raising civic awareness of issues of national and global political importance

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Celebrities and World Issues

Challenging Hate Online

Crime in the News

Crime Perceptions Quiz

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

Diversity and Media Ownership

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

Free Speech and the Internet

Hate 2.0

How to Analyze the News

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Political Cartoons

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

Viewing a Crime Drama

Watching the Elections

Who’s Telling My Story?

You Be the Editor

Overall Expectations

Challenges and Strategies: demonstrate an understanding of key challenges relating to various issues of national and global political importance and of the strategies and effectiveness of various non-governmental stakeholders, including NGOs, in addressing them

Specific Expectations

D2.1 explain key challenges relating to some specific issues of national and global political importance

D2.2 analyse various strategies used by individuals and non-governmental stakeholder groups to address issues of national or global importance and/or influence domestic or international decision-making processes

D2.3 analyse lawful and unlawful forms of political activism or civic engagement, and assess responses to such activism

MediaSmarts Resources

Lessons

Celebrities and World Issues

Challenging Hate Online

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Free Speech and the Internet

Hate 2.0

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Political Cartoons

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

The Citizen Reporter

Watching the Elections

Interactive Resources

MyWorld (licensed resource)

 

Rights and Power in the International Community

Overall Expectations

Technology and Globalization: assess the influence of globalization and technology on Canadian and international politics

Specific Expectations

E2.1 assess the influence of communications and information technologies, including social media, on politics in Canada and other countries

MediaSmarts Resources

Celebrities and World Issues

Challenging Hate Online

Free Speech and the Internet

Hate 2.0

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Political Cartoons

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

The Front Page

Watching the Elections

You Be the Editor