Social Justice 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, frameworks, and interpretations of social justice
  • self-identity and an individual’s relationship to others
  • social justice issues
  • social injustices in Canada and the world affecting individuals, groups, and society
  • governmental and non-governmental organizations in issues of social justice and injustice
  • processes, methods, and approaches individuals, groups, and institutions use to promote social justice

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media
Challenging Hate Online
Crime in the News
Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues
Free Speech and the Internet
Individuality vs. Conformity
Making Media for Democratic Citizenship
Online Cultures and Values
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Technology Facilitated Violence: Criminal Case Law
Unpacking Privilege