Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 2

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 2, Social Studies curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Curricular Competencies

Students will develop competencies needed to be active, informed citizens:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes (ask questions, gather, interpret and analyze ideas, and communicate findings and decisions)
  • Explain how and why people, events, and places are significant (significance)
  • Ask questions and make inferences about the content and features of different types of sources (evidence)
  • Distinguish between things that have changed and things that have stayed the same, and explain why some things change and others stay the same (continuity and change)
  • Recognize causes and consequences of an event, decision, or development in their lives (cause and consequence)
  • Examine reasons (e.g., beliefs, values, worldviews) why people have different perspectives on people, places, issues, and events (perspective)
  • Make a value judgment about an event, decision, or action in their lives (ethical judgment)



MediaSmarts Resources

Adversmarts: Understanding Food Advertising Online

Co-Co’s Adversmarts

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Favourite Sports and Athletes

Healthy Food Web

Internet Time Capsule

Introducing TV Families

Looking at Food Advertising

Privacy Pirates

Representing Ourselves Online

Rules of the Game

So Many Choices!

TV Stereotypes


Students will know and understand the following Content related to Regional and Global Communities:

  • different perspectives on and methods for meeting needs and wants in their community and others
  • rights and responsibilities of students as British Columbians and Canadians

MediaSmarts Resources

Rules of the Game