This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan, Grade 8 Social Studies curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.
Goal: To investigate the processes and structures of power and authority, and the implications for individuals, communities, and nations.
Assess the impact of citizens’ willingness and ability to actively engage in the Canadian political processes.
- Assess the impact of citizens’ willingness and ability to actively engage in the Canadian political processes.
- Investigate the political involvement of community members, including why people choose to vote or not vote, and why people choose to join or not join a political party.
- Articulate the reasons a person would get involved in the Canadian political system and the possible actions which might be taken (e.g., lobby Members of Parliament, hold elected members accountable, work for a political party, be informed).
- Analyse the obstacles to political involvement (e.g., language, culture, disability, socio-economic status, gender, time constraints, apathy).
- Propose avenues for people to individually and collectively influence the Canadian political system (e.g., voting, civil disobedience, participation in political parties, labour organizations, non-governmental organizations).
- Construct an action plan for his or her personal involvement in the Canadian political system.