Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 8

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 8 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)
  • Compare different interpretations and assessments of the significance of people, places, events, and/or developments over time and place (significance)
  • Ask questions and corroborate inferences about the content, origins, and purposes of multiple sources (evidence)
  • Determine key historical turning points that led to progress and decline for different groups (continuity and change)
  • Test and/or develop different geographic models and theories (continuity and change)
  • Determine and assess 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 past or present people, places, issues, and events, and distinguish between worldviews of today and the past (perspective)
  • Recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgments in a variety of sources (ethical judgment)
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and present after considering the context and standards of right and wrong (ethical judgment)

MediaSmarts Resources

Allies and Aliens

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Values

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Cinema Cops

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Deconstructing Web Pages

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

I heard it ‘round the Internet: Sexual health education and authenticating online information

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Image Gap

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Media Kids

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

Mirror Image

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life

Put Your Best Face Forward

Scapegoating and Othering

Stereotyping and Bias

Taming the Wild Wiki

That’s Not Cool

The Anatomy of Cool

The Girl in the Mirror

The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

Thinking about Hate

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Unpacking Privilege

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

What’s in a Word?

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)

A Day in the Life of the Jos

Passport to the Internet