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Media Education in the English Language Arts Curriculum, Grades 10-12
In Saskatchewan secondary English Language Arts, media-related objectives are provided under foundational objectives for speaking, listening, writing, reading, and representing and viewing.
In English Language Arts 10, students are expected to:
In English Language Arts 20, students are expected to:
Students in grade 11 level may choose from a number of electives, which includes courses in media and journalism studies.
Media Studies 20 encourages students to expand their repertoire of language skills and strategies through the study of media communication. It assists students in dealing critically with the media in their lives. While media literacy is an important dimension of all English language arts curricula, this course gives students an opportunity to explore mass media and their effects on society in more depth.
Journalism Studies 20 is concerned with the role of journalism in a democracy and with helping students grow in their language skills – particularly writing. The course will help students learn to gather, write, edit, publish, and produce news and other information for print and electronic media. In this course, students will also become knowledgeable about journalism and learn to organize their time, meet deadlines, think objectively, develop original styles, and gain experience in communicating clearly and effectively.
In English Language Arts 30, students are expected to:
On the left menu you will find outcome charts containing media-related learning outcomes from the English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site. As many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.
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