Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 4

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 4 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)
  • Construct an argument defending the significance of individuals/groups, places, events, and/or developments (significance)
  • Ask questions and corroborate inferences about the content and origins of different sources (evidence)
  • Determine continuities, changes, patterns, and trends between different time periods, places, and phenomena (continuity and change)
  • Determine multiple causes and consequences of an event, decision, or development (cause and consequence)
  • Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, and events (perspective)
  • Evaluate whether an event, decision, or action was fair from a particular perspective (ethical judgment)


MediaSmarts Resources

Avatars and Body Image

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Empathy

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of the Three CyberPigs

Earth Day: Maps as Media

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Girls and Boys on Television

Humour on Television

Introducing TV Families

Introduction to Ethics: Avatars and Identity

Media literacy key concepts Introduction: What is media anyway?

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Media literacy key concepts lesson 6: Each medium is a unique aesthetic form

Prejudice and Body Image

The Anatomy of Cool

The Constructed World of Television Families

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

TV Stereotypes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Violence in Sports

Licensed Resources

Passport to the Internet