Political Science 120

GCO1: Political Thought

Overall Expectations:

SCO1: Students will examine the merits and implications of various political philosophies

Specific Expectations:

  • Free Speech

MediaSmarts Resources

Free Speech and the Internet
Hate or Debate
MyWorld (licensed resource)
  

Overall Expectations:

SCO1.2: Students will examine the merits and implications of various political ideologies

Specific Expectations:

  • Ideology
  • Traditional ideologies (for example, Absolutism, Totalitarianism, Communism, Conservatism, Socialism, Liberalism, Fascism, Imperialism, Colonialism, Fundamentalism, Anarchism)
  • Modern ideologies (for example, Feminism, Environmentalism, Cosmopolitanism, Post-colonialism)

MediaSmarts Resources

Challenging Hate Online
Free Speech and the Internet
Hate 2.0
Hate or Debate
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Scapegoating and Othering
Suffragettes and Iron Ladies
Thinking about Hate
  

GCO3: Political Engagement

SCO3.1: Students will examine the rights, responsibilities, roles, and status of individuals and groups in Canada

Specific Expectations:

  • Individual Rights versus Common Good
  • UN Declaration of Human Rights
  • UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Privilege
  • Marginalization
  • Power
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Gender equality
  • Responsible Citizenship

MediaSmarts Resources

You Be the Editor
Technology Facilitated Violence: Criminal Case Law
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Suffragettes and Iron Ladies
Free Speech and the Internet
Challenging Hate Online
Who’s Telling My Story?
Transgender Representation in TV and Movies
The Citizen Reporter
Miscast and Seldom Seen
Diversity and Media Ownership
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
  

Overall Expectations:

SCO3.2: Students will investigate methods used by media, governments, and political groups to influence public opinion

Specific Expectations:

  • Media Literacy
  • Polls
  • Propaganda
  • Bias
  • Partisanship
  • Fact/Value Distinction
  • Communication technologies

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias
Bias in News Sources
Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices
Free Speech and the Internet
Hate or Debate
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
Online Cultures and Values
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Political Cartoons
Reality Check: Authentication and Citizenship
The Citizen Reporter
Watching the Elections
You Be the Editor
  

Overall Expectations:

SCO3.3: Students will model responsible citizenship

Specific Expectations:

  • The intention of this outcome is to allow the students to take action directed by their learning. The action will be informed, ethical, and empowering.

MediaSmarts Resources

Challenging Hate Online
Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement
Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns
First, Do No Harm: Being an Active Witness to Cyberbullying
Hate 2.0
Impact! How to Make a Difference When You Witness Bullying Online
Introduction to Online Civic Engagement
Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life
PushBack: Engaging in Online Activism
Reality Check: We Are All Broadcasters
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
Thinking Like a Citizen