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

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

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