Outcome Chart - Alberta - Knowledge and Employability Social Studies Grade 10

Living in a Globalizing World

  • Students will explore the impacts of globalization on their lives
  • Students will explore economic, environmental and other impacts of globalization
  • Students will examine their roles and responsibilities as citizens in a globalizing world


Skills and Processes for Social Studies


Students will:
develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • investigate local and global current events from a variety of perspectives and examine how these perspectives can shape understanding
  • examine the validity of information, based on context, bias, sources, objectivity, evidence and reliability
  • examine ways in which a society’s culture may be reflected in a variety of forms; e.g., artwork, oral stories and dance.


Students will:
apply the research process:

  • access and select different points of view, using a variety of sources
  • demonstrate responsible and ethical use of information and technology
  • select information from appropriate sources, including primary and secondary sources
  • distinguish fact from opinion in a variety of information sources; e.g., media reports and accounts
  • interpret ideas and information to compare and contrast perspectives; e.g., bias, racism, prejudice, validity and authenticity


Students will:
demonstrate skills of oral, visual and textual literacy:

  • use communication technology to interact with others

develop skills of media literacy:

  • examine the values, lifestyles and points of view represented in media messages
  • recognize that differences in perspectives can exist in media sources
  • examine the impact media has on human thought
  • understand the nature of various media and the ways in which they are consciously used to influence an audience
  • assess the authority, reliability and validity of electronically accessed information
  • analyze the validity of various points of view in media messages
  • analyze information from multiple sources, evaluating each source in terms of the author’s perspective or bias and use of evidence