Outcome Chart - Atlantic Provinces - Social Studies 7-9

Citizenship, Power and Governance

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the origins, functions and sources of power, authority and governance.

  • analyze the distribution of power and privilege in society and the sources of authority in the lives of citizens
  • explain the origins and continuing influence of the main principles of Canadian democracy
  • identify and critically examine persistent issues involving the rights, responsibilities, roles and status of individual citizens and groups in a local, national and global context
  • explain, analyze and compare the effectiveness of various methods of influencing public policy

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Culture and Diversity

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of culture, diversity, and world view, recognizing the similarities and differences reflected in various personal, cultural, racial, and ethnic perspectives.

  • compare the ways cultures meet human needs and wants
  • explain how and why perspectives influence the ways in which experiences are interpreted

Lessons

The following Media Issues sections contain resources for these outcomes:

Interdependence

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the interdependent relationship among individuals, societies, and the environment—locally, nationally, and globally—and the implications for a sustainable future.

  • explain the complexity that arises from the interdependent nature of relationships among individuals, nations, human organizations, and natural systems
  • analyze selected issues to illustrate interdependence

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Time, Continuity and Change

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the past and how it affects the present and the future

  • identify and analyze trends that could shape the future
  • demonstrate an understanding that the interpretation of history reflects perspectives, frames of reference, and biases

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Educational Games

Individual Development and Identity

Students will be expected to demonstrate how personal development and identity are shaped by society and how individuals help shape society.

  • examine how advertisers and propagandists can use the various forms of the media to promote their interests
  • examine the influence of peer groups on the development of self

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Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Individuals, Societies and Economic Decisions

Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to make responsible economic decisions as individuals and as members of society.

  • explain how consumer decisions affect the economy

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Celebrities and World Issues

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Global Connections

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of global connections and the causes, consequences and possible solutions to global issues.

  • examine causes, conditions, consequences and possible solutions to persistent, contemporary and emerging global issues such as health, security, resource allocation, economic development and environmental quality
  • analyze cases and policy statements relating to universal human rights and equity principles
  • analyze the effects of changing technologies on the global community

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Groups and Institutions

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of how groups and institutions are formed, what controls and influences them, how they interact with individuals and cultures, and how they are maintained and changed.

  • analyze the function of selected institutions
  • describe how groups and institutions influence people and society
  • describe how individuals influence groups and institutions

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People, Place and Environment

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the interactions among people, places and the environment.

  • use geographic tools, technologies, representations to interpret, pose and answer questions about natural and human systems
  • analyze ways in which social, political, economic, and cultural systems develop in response to the physical environment

Lessons

The following Media Issues sections contain resources for these outcomes: