Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 5

This outcome chart contains media education learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 5 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, or developments (significance)
  • Ask questions and corroborate inferences about the content and origins of different sources (evidence)
  • Recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes in the past and present (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

Advertising All Around Us

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

Elections and the Media

Girls and Boys on Television

Image Gap

Introducing TV Families

Introduction to Ethics: Avatars and Identity

Media Kids

Media literacy key concepts Introduction: What is media anyway?

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

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

Mirror Image

Prejudice and Body Image

Stay on the Path Lesson Four: Scavenger Hunt

Stay on the Path Lesson One: Searching for Treasure

Stay on the Path Lesson Three: Treasure Maps

Stay on the Path Lesson Two: All That Glitters is Not Gold

Stereotyping and Bias

The Anatomy of Cool

The Constructed World of Television Families

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

The True Story

TV Stereotypes

Understanding the Internet Lesson 2: Pathways and Addresses

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

What’s in a Word?

Licensed Resources

Passport to the Internet