Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies 20 - Grade 11

Dimensions of Thinking

Overall Expectations

S.1 develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking

Specific Expectations

  • evaluate ideas and information from multiple sources
  • determine relationships among multiple and varied sources of information
  • assess the validity of information based on context, bias, sources, objectivity, evidence or reliability
  • predict likely outcomes based on factual information
  • evaluate personal assumptions and opinions to develop an expanded appreciation of a topic or an issue
  • synthesize information from contemporary and historical issues to develop an informed position
  • evaluate the logic of assumptions underlying a position
  • assemble seemingly unrelated information to support an idea or to explain an event
  • analyze current affairs from a variety of perspectives

Lessons

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Research for Deliberative Inquiry

Overall Expectations

S.7 apply the research process

Specific Expectations

  • develop, express and defend an informed position on an issue
  • reflect on changes of points of view or opinion based on information gathered and research
     conducted
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of research tools and strategies to investigate issues
  • consult a wide variety of sources, including oral histories, that reflect varied perspectives
    on particular issues
  • integrate and synthesize argumentation and evidence to provide an informed opinion on a
    research question or an issue of inquiry
  • select and analyze relevant information when conducting research
  • plan and perform complex searches, using digital sources
  • generate new understandings of issues by using some form of technology to facilitate the
     process
  • record relevant data for acknowledging sources of information, and cite sources correctly
  • respect ownership and integrity of information

Lessons

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Communication

Overall Expectations

S.9 Develop skills of media literacy

Specific Expectations

  • assess the authority, reliability and validity of electronically accessed information
  • evaluate the validity of various points of view presented in the media
  • appraise information from multiple sources, evaluating each source in terms of the author’s
    perspective or bias and use of evidence
  • analyze the impact of various forms of media, identifying complexities and discrepancies
    in the information and making distinctions between sound generalizations and misleading
     oversimplification
  • demonstrate discriminatory selection of electronically accessed information that is relevant
    to a particular topic

Lessons

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)