Social Studies 1201

Integrated Concepts and Process Skills

Overall Expectations:

GCO 1 Civic Engagement: Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a diverse democratic society in an interdependent world.

Specific Expectations:

Students will be expected to:

  • explain how democratic principles and civic engagement can influence the human experience
  • analyze information, events, ideas, issues, places, and trends to understand how they influence the human experience
  • respond to significant issues influencing the human experience

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom
Bias
Crime in the News
Free Speech and the Internet
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
Hype!
Learning Gender Stereotypes
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Suffragettes and Iron Ladies
The Impact of Gender Stereotypes
Thinking Like a Citizen
What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy


Power, Citizenship and Change

Overall Expectations:

GCO 1 Civic Engagement: Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a diverse democratic society in an interdependent world

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom
Bias
Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement
Free Speech and the Internet
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
Hype!
ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking
Introduction to Online Civic Engagement
Making Your Voice Heard: A Media Toolkit for Youth
PushBack: Engaging in Online Activism
Taming the Wild Wiki
What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Overall Expectations:

GCO 6 Citizenship, Power and Governance:   Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and functions of governance and how power influences decision making.

Specific Expectations:

  • 4.0 explain how power and privilege influence people’s lives
  • 5.0 explain the importance of activism in promoting social justice

MediaSmarts Resources

Crime in the News
Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement
Free Speech and the Internet
Introduction to Online Civic Engagement
Making Your Voice Heard: A Media Toolkit for Youth
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Political Cartoons
Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life
PushBack: Engaging in Online Activism
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
Thinking Like a Citizen
Unpacking Privilege

 

Individual Rights and the Common Good

Overall Expectations:

GCO 1 Civic Engagement: Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a diverse democratic society in an interdependent world

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom
Bias
Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing Online Information to Make Civic Choices
Free Speech and the Internet
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
Hype!
ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking
Taming the Wild Wiki
What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Overall Expectations:

GCO 6 Citizenship, Power and Governance:   Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and functions of governance and how power influences decision making.

Specific Expectations:

  • 6.0 Explain the significance of rights for individuals and society

7.0 Explain some of the challenges associated with promoting the common good

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias
Crime in the News
Free Speech and the Internet
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
PushBack: Engaging in Online Activism
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
Suffragettes and Iron Ladies
Thinking about Hate
Thinking Like a Citizen

 

Justice

Overall Expectations:

GCO 1 Civic Engagement: Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens   of a diverse democratic society in an interdependent world

Specific Expectations:

  • 12.0  explain how the Canadian judicial system works

MediaSmarts Resources

Cyberbullying and the Law
Free Speech and the Internet
Crime in the News
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
Technology Facilitated Violence: Criminal Case Law Lesson Plan


Economic Decision Making

Overall Expectations:

GCO 5 Needs, Wants, and Choice: Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of economic systems and how economic decisions influence quality of life.

Specific Expectations:

  • 15.0  explain how economic decisions require trade-offs and have consequences

MediaSmarts Resources

Gambling in the Media
Online Gambling and Youth
Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy
Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques
The Invisible Machine: Big Data and You

 

The Marketplace

Overall Expectations:

GCO 5 Needs, Wants, and Choice: Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of economic systems and how economic decisions influence quality of life.

Specific Expectations:

  • 18.0 explain how change in demand and change in supply influence the market

MediaSmarts Resources

Gambling in the Media
Online Gambling and Youth
Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy
Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques
The Invisible Machine: Big Data and You