Outcome Chart - Atlantic Provinces - Social Studies 7-9

In the Atlantic Canada Social Studies Framework, media literacy outcomes are included under the broader categories of Citizenship, Power and Governance; Culture and Diversity; Interdependence; Time, Continuity and Change; Individuals, Societies and Economic Decisions; and People, Place and Environment.

Citizenship, Power and Governance

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the origins, functions and sources of power, authority and governance.

  • analyze the distribution of power and privilege in society and the sources of authority in the lives of citizens  
  • explain the origins and continuing influence of the main principles of Canadian democracy
  • identify and critically examine persistent issues involving the rights, responsibilities, roles and status of individual citizens and groups in a local, national and global context
  • explain, analyze and compare the effectiveness of various methods of influencing public policy

Lessons

Crime in the News

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Learning Gender Stereotypes

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes

Bias

Gender and Tobacco

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising:  Interpreting Media Messages

Who’s On First: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Alcohol on the Web

The Target is You!: Alcohol advertising quiz

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

Images of Learning: Elementary

Individuality vs. Conformity

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

The True Story

Bias in the News

Thinking About Hate

Thinking Like a Citizen

Allies and Aliens: Interactive Module on Online Hate

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 7 - 8)

Understanding Cyberbullying: Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

The Girl in the Mirror

Culture and Diversity

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of culture, diversity, and world view, recognizing the similarities and differences reflected in various personal, cultural, racial, and ethnic perspectives.

  • compare the ways cultures meet human needs and wants
      
  • explain how and why perspectives influence the ways in which experiences are interpreted

Lessons

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

The following Media Issues sections contain resources for these outcomes:

Media Stereotyping Overview

Information Privacy

Interdependence

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the interdependent relationship among individuals, societies, and the environment—locally, nationally, and globally—and the implications for a sustainable future.

  • explain the complexity that arises from the interdependent nature of relationships among individuals, nations, human organizations, and natural systems
  • analyze selected issues to illustrate interdependence

Lessons

Put Your Best Face Forward

 

Time, Continuity and Change

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the past and how it affects the present and the future

  • identify and analyze trends that could shape the future
      
  • demonstrate an understanding that the interpretation of history reflects perspectives, frames of reference, and biases

Lessons

Bias

Crime in the News

Deconstructing Web Pages

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Learning Gender Stereotypes

The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes
Individuality vs. Conformity

News Journalism Across the Media: Introduction

Definitions and Comments about the News

The Newspaper Front Page

Radio News

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

The True Story

Thinking Like a Citizen

You Be the Editor

Gender and Tobacco

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising:  Interpreting Media Messages

Who’s On First: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Alcohol on the Web

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

Images of Learning: Elementary

Kellogg Special K Ads

Violence and Video Games

Marketing to Teens: Introduction

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Television Broadcast Ratings

The Girl in the Mirror

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

Tobacco Labels

Tobacco Advertising in Canada

Video Games

Violence in Sports

Educational Games

Allies and Aliens

Individual Development and Identity

Students will be expected to demonstrate how personal development and identity are shaped by society and how individuals help shape society.
  • examine how advertisers and propagandists can use the various forms of the media to promote their interests
  • examine the influence of peer groups on the development of self

Lessons

Celebrities and World Issues

Deconstructing Web Pages

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 7 - 8)

Understanding Cyberbullying: Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Thinking About Hate

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

The Girl in the Mirror

The Privacy Dilemma

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Put Your Best Face Forward

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Individuals, Societies and Economic Decisions

Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to make responsible economic decisions as individuals and as members of society.

  • explain how consumer decisions affect the economy

Lessons
Celebrities and World Issues

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Global Connections

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of global connections and the causes, consequences and possible solutions to global issues.
  • examine causes, conditions, consequences and possible solutions to persistent, contemporary and emerging global issues such as health, security, resource allocation, economic development and environmental quality
  • analyze cases and policy statements relating to universal human rights and equity principles
  • analyze the effects of changing technologies on the global community

Lessons

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Celebrities and World Issues

 Groups and Institutions

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of how groups and institutions are formed, what controls and influences them, how they interact with individuals and cultures, and how they are maintained and changed.
  • analyze the function of selected institutions
  • describe how groups and institutions influence people and society
  • describe how individuals influence groups and institutions

 

 

Lessons

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law (Grades 7 - 8)

The Girl in the Mirror

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

People, Place and Environment

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the interactions among people, places and the environment.

  • use geographic tools, technologies, representations to interpret, pose and answer questions about natural and human systems
  • analyze ways in which social, political, economic, and cultural systems develop in response to the physical environment

Lessons

The following Media Issues sections contain resources for these outcomes:

Media Stereotyping Overview

Information Privacy

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Celebrities and World Issues