Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies Grade 8

Dimensions of Thinking

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

  • analyze the validity of information based on context, bias, source, objectivity, evidence and reliability to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue evaluate
  • ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze local and current affairs
  • access diverse viewpoints on particular topics by using appropriate technologies


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Educational Game


It is expected that students will:

  • appreciate that membership in a society affects individual rights and freedoms
  • value the ideals of democratic citizenship


Research for Deliberative Inquiry

Students will:
Apply research processes:

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Educational Games


Students will:
Develop skills of media literacy:

  • examine techniques used to enhance the authority and authenticity of media messages
  • examine the values, lifestyles and points of view represented in a media message
  • analyze the impact of television, the Internet, radio and print media on a particular current affairs issue

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