Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 6

This outcome chart contains media education learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 6 Social Studies curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

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)
  • Determine what is significant in an account, narrative, map, or text (significance)
  • Assess and compare the significance of people, places, events, and/or developments over time and place (significance)
  • corroborate inferences about the content and origins of multiple sources (evidence)
  • Recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes for different groups in the past and present (continuity and change)
  • Determine the long- and short-term causes and the intended and unintended consequences of an event, decision, or development (cause and consequence)
  • Explain different perspectives on a past or present event or issue, including how changing values, worldviews, and beliefs have influenced perspectives (perspective)
  • Recognize and classify different value judgments, including ethical judgments, in a variety of sources (ethical judgment)

MediaSmarts Resources

Advertising All Around Us

Avatars and Body Image

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Empathy

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Earth Day: Maps as Media

Elections and the Media

Girls and Boys on Television

Introduction to Ethics: Avatars and Identity

Looking at Food Advertising

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 5: Media have social and political implications

Put Downs

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

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

TV Stereotypes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Licensed Resources

Passport to the Internet