This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan Health Education curriculum with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site. The foundational and learning objectives of the elementary health curriculum are not categorized by grade level, as it is intended that these objectives will be attained over the entire period from grade 1 to grade 5.
Develop the understanding, skills, and confidences necessary to take action to improve health
Analyze the connections between personal identity and personal well-being, and establish strategies to develop and support a positive self-image.
Investigate knowledge and information about self-image.
Discuss criteria that can be used to determine if a health source is reliable.
Define stereotyping (i.e., a set of characteristics or a fixed idea considered to represent a particular kind of person), prejudice (i.e., preconceived negative or hostile views toward a person or group of persons based on ignorance and stereotyping), and discrimination (i.e., unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice).
Express insights of the effects of stereotyping and discrimination on self and others.
Identify misunderstandings and/or misconceptions related to messages in the media that may misinform the public about identities (e.g., portrayal of violence, ethnic, gender, and racial bias).
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