Comparative Cultures 12

Curricular Competencies

Students are expected to be able to do the following:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Assess the justification for competing accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence, including data (evidence)
  • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups and individuals at different times and places (continuity and change)
  • Explain different perspectives on past and present people, places, issues, and events, and distinguish between worldviews of the past or present (perspective)
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past or present after considering the context and standards of right and wrong (ethical judgment)

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development
Bias
Bias and Crime in Media
Bias in News Sources
Challenging Hate Online
Cyberbullying and the Law
Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices
Diversity and Media Ownership
Fact Versus Opinion
Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues
First, Do No Harm: Being an Active Witness to Cyberbullying
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
Individuality vs. Conformity
Online Cultures and Values
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Reality Check: Authentication and Citizenship
Reality Check: News You Can Use
Technology Facilitated Violence: Criminal Case Law
The Citizen Reporter

Content

Students are expected to know the following:

  • definitions of culture and how these have changed over time
  • elements of culture and cultural expressions
  • conflict and conflict resolution within and between cultures
  • systems of power, authority, and governance
  • role of value systems and belief systems  in the development of cultures
  • interactions and exchanges between cultures
  • interactions between cultures and the natural environment

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development
Bias and Crime in Media
Bias in News Sources
Buy Nothing Day
Celebrities and World Issues
Defining Popular Culture
Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices
Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement
Diversity and Media Ownership
How to Analyze the News
Individuality vs. Conformity
Making Media for Democratic Citizenship
Miscast and Seldom Seen
Online Cultures and Values
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Political Cartoons
Reality Check: We Are All Broadcasters
Suffragettes and Iron Ladies
Unpacking Privilege
Watching the Elections