Social Sciences (10-12) Overview

Many curricular expectations in Alberta Social Sciences courses relate to media and digital literacy. The role of the Social Sciences courses in the Alberta curriculum is described as follows on the Alberta Education Social Sciences page:

The social sciences 20–30 program is intended to complement the Alberta social studies program by encouraging increased understanding of “humans and their world."

Courses in this program are distinct from the social studies program in that they focus on the structure, concepts and methodologies of specific social science disciplines.

Social sciences courses include:

  • anthropology
  • economics
  • geography
  • history
  • philosophy
  • political science
  • psychology
  • religious studies
  • sociology

On the left menu you will find outcome charts containing media-related learning outcomes from the Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site. As many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.