Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies Grade 9

Dimensions of Thinking

Overall Expectations

9.S.1 develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking

Specific Expectations

  • determine the validity of information based on context, bias, source, objectivity, evidence or
    reliability to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
  • evaluate, critically, ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze current affairs from multiple perspectives
  • re-evaluate personal opinions to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
  • generate creative ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
  • access diverse viewpoints on particular topics by using appropriate technologies
  • assemble and organize different viewpoints in order to assess their validity

Lessons

Educational Game

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Research for Deliberative Inquiry

Overall Expectations

9.S.7 apply the research process

Specific Expectations

  • reflect on changes of perspective or opinion based on information gathered and research
     conducted
  • develop a position supported by information gathered during research
  • draw conclusions based upon research and evidence
  • determine how information serves a variety of purposes and that the accuracy or relevance
    may need verification
  • practise responsible and ethical use of information and technology
  • include and organize references as part of research
  • demonstrate the advanced search skills necessary to limit the number of hits desired for
    online and offline databases; for example, the use of “and” or “or” between search topics and
    the choice of appropriate search engines for the topic
  • develop a process to manage volumes of information that can be made available through
    electronic sources
  • evaluate the relevance of electronically accessed information to a particular topic
  • make connections among related, organized data, and assemble various pieces into a unified
     message
  • refine searches to limit sources to a manageable number
  • analyze and synthesize information to create a product

Lessons

Educational Game

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Communication

Overall Expectations

9.S.9 Develop skills of media literacy

Specific Expectations

  • examine techniques used to enhance the authority and authenticity of media messages
  • examine the values, lifestyles and points of view represented in a media message
  • analyze the impact of television, Internet, radio and print media on a particular current affairs
     issue

Lessons

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)