Explorations in Social Studies 11

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 credibility and justifiability of evidence, data, and interpretations (evidence)
  • Assess the short- and long-term causes and expected and unexpected consequences of people’s actions, events, phenomena, ideas, or developments (cause and consequence)
  • Infer and explain different perspectives on people, places, events, phenomena, ideas, or developments (perspective)
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about people, places, events, phenomena, ideas, or developments and determine appropriate ways to respond (ethical judgement) 

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias
Bias in News Sources
Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices. (no link yet)
Fact Versus Opinion
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
Individuality vs. Conformity
Making Media for Democratic Citizenship
Online Cultures and Values
Reality Check: News You Can Use
Reality Check: We Are All Broadcasters
The Citizen Reporter

Content

Students are expected to know at least three of the following:

  • social, cultural, or technological innovations and developments in the 20th century (adapted from 20th Century World History 12)
  • colonialism and contemporary issues for indigenous people in Canada and around the world (adapted from Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12)
  • current issues in local, regional, national, or global politics as represented in mass media (adapted from Political Studies 12)

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias
Broadcasting Codes
Camera Shots
Challenging Hate Online
Crime in the News
Dealing with Digital Stress
Defining Popular Culture
Magazine Production
Making Media for Democratic Citizenship
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Reality Check: Authentication 101
Reality Check: Authentication and Citizenship
Reality Check: News You Can Use
Reality Check: News You Can Use

Reality Check: We Are All Broadcasters
Remixing Media
Transgender Representation in TV and Movies
Violence on Film: The Ratings Game
Who’s Telling My Story?