New Brunswick - Civics 10

GCO 1: Students will investigate civic engagement

Skill Descriptor:

SCO 1.1 Students will explore the four domains of civic engagement

Concepts and content:

How do people use the formal political system to make change?

How do people work outside of the formal political system to make change?

What is civic agency?

Examples of active citizens

  • What causes were they advocating for?
  • In which domains did they operate?

What do you [students] care about? What are you passionate about?

Achievement Indicators:

I can analyze models for active citizenship through historical and contemporary case studies.

I can define civic agency.

I can demonstrate the ways that I have agency.

I can illustrate what motivates people to engage civically.

I can reflect on ways that I can get involved in a cause that I care about.

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GCO 3 Students will investigate decision-making and representation

Skill Descriptor:

SCO 3.3 Students will use data and media literacy to respond to issues of civic importance

Concepts and Content:

Topics may include:

Digital and media literacy

  • Online verification
  • Lateral reading
  • Identifying and addressing bias
  • Why is digital and media literacy necessary for sound civic decision-making?

Data literacy: the importance of data in decision making

  • Sources of data: the census; news media; UNdata; Climate Data Canada, etc.
  • Proportional reasoning, graph theory, and other mathematics skills for civic decision-making.
  • Parameters of data collection: bias; use of language; ethics; cost; time and timing; privacy; cultural awareness.
  • How data interpretation can influence decision making.

Are data objective? Can data be unbiased?

Introduction to research methods

  • Qualitative and quantitative

Peer review

  • Purpose for
  • Process

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