This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan, Grade 9 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.
In the elementary curriculum in Saskatchewan, learning objectives for media studies are included as a category within the supporting domain, Oracy and Literacy: Media. Media-related objectives can also be found within Speaking and Listening, Reading and Response to Literature, Writing, Educational Drama, Research and Presentation and Computer Applications.
Comprehend and Respond
Students will extend their abilities to view, listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to a range of contemporary and traditional grade-level texts from First Nations, Métis, and other cultures in a variety of forms (oral, print, and other texts) for a variety of purposes including for learning, interest, and enjoyment.
- View, listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to a variety of texts that address identity (e.g., The Search for Self), social responsibility (e.g., Our Shared Narratives), and efficacy (e.g., Doing the Right Thing).
- Identify and investigate how different cultures and socio-economic groups are portrayed in oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts.
- Show understanding that the creator’s, presenter’s, author’s experience, background, and culture influence the treatment of theme. Analyze a text, showing how it reflects the heritage, traditions, attitudes, privileges, and beliefs of the presenter/author.
- Question and reflect on personal responses and interpretations.
- Determine creator’s, speaker’s, writers’ purpose, attitude, and perspective.
- Recognize persuasive techniques and credibility in visual, oral, written, and multimedia texts.
- Differentiate between fact/opinion and bias and propaganda in texts.
- View and demonstrate comprehension and evaluation of visual and multimedia texts including illustrations, maps, charts, graphs, pamphlets, photography, art works, video clips, and dramatizations to glean ideas suitable for identified audience and purpose.
- View and demonstrate comprehension of visual and multimedia texts to synthesize and summarize ideas from multiple visual and multimedia sources.
- Use visual and multimedia texts as sources of information as well as entertainment.
- Recognize that images, symbols, and other effects play a role in shaping understanding and interpretation of visual and multimedia texts.
- Evaluate common techniques used in visual and multimedia texts. Recognize the elements and principles of design in any visual or multimedia (including digital) text.
- Analyze and evaluate what is viewed (including elements, techniques, and overall effect), and identify how the text was constructed, shaped, and produced.
- Bias in the News
- Deconstructing Web Pages
- Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues
- Hate 2.0
- Hate or Debate
- Kellogg Special K Ads
- Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics
- Marketing to Teens: Talking Back
- Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising
- Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names
- Perceptions of Youth and Crime
- Scapegoating and Othering
- The Front Page
- Thinking About Hate
- TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?
- Violence and Video Games
- Watching the Elections
Compose and Create
Students will extend their abilities to speak, write, and use other forms of representation to explore and present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.
- Create and present a variety of visual and multimedia presentations to best represent message for an intended audience and purpose.
- Create and present a variety of visual and multimedia presentations including addressing various audiences for one proposal.
- Create multimedia presentations to communicate information
- Using resources such as overhead projectors, computers, recorders, and other presentation software.
- Experiment with the use of technology in communicating for a range of purposes with a variety of audiences.