Citizenship 9

Engaged Citizenship

Overall Expectations:

Learners will construct a collaboratively-designed service learning project which addresses a need in the school or larger community.

Specific Expectations:

  • Evaluate the merit of a collaboratively-selected need ​(CZ/CT)
  • Plan a service learning project to achieve the goal ​(CZ/COM/CI/CT/TF)
  • Evaluate the development of citizenship skills in relation to the service learning project(CZ/COM/CT)

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media
Celebrities and World Issues
Challenging Hate Online
Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns
PushBack: Engaging in Online Activism
Thinking Like a Citizen
  

Who Am I as a Citizen?

Overall Expectations:

Learners will evaluate evolving concepts and attributes of citizenship as members of different kinds of communities

Specific Expectations:

  • Compare rights and responsibilities as current and future citizens ​(CZ/CT)
  • Investigate how worldview impacts understanding of citizenship ​(CZ/CT)
  • Evaluate personal strengths and skills and how these contribute to communities ​(CZ/PCD)
  • Predict how a citizen’s role may change over time ​(CZ/PCD/CT)

MediaSmarts Resources

Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices
PushBack: Engaging in Online Activism
Suffragettes and Iron Ladies
The Girl in the Mirror
  

Digital Citizenship

Overall Expectations:

Learners will evaluate how perceptions of current issues are influenced by various media, and how this shapes actions, choices, and reactions.

Specific Expectations:

  • Evaluate how various groups are represented or omitted in media and the influence this has on people’s perspectives (CZ/COM/CT/TF)
  • Analyse how social and mass media impact the awareness of certain issues (CZ/COM/CT/TF)
  • Investigate how citizens’ and governments’ choices can be affected by different media (CZ/COM/CT/TF)

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development
Bias and Crime in Media
Bias in News Sources
Buy Nothing Day
Celebrities and World Issues
Challenging Hate Online
Cinema Cops
Crime Perceptions Quiz
Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices
Diversity and Media Ownership
Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues
Free Speech and the Internet
Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
Perceptions of Youth and Crime
Political Cartoons
PushBack: Engaging in Online Activism
Reality Check: Authentication and Citizenship
Television News
The Citizen Reporter
The Newspaper Front Page
Unpacking Privilege
Viewing a Crime Drama
Watching the Elections
Who’s Telling My Story?
You Be the Editor
  

Overall Expectations:

Learners will evaluate risks, rights, and responsibilities of digital citizens.

Specific Expectations:

  • Evaluate the opportunities and risks of being digitally engaged or connected (COM/PCD/CT/TF)
  • Investigate how a digital footprint influences others’ perceptions (CZ/PCD/TF)
  • Investigate the role of anonymity in both the production and consumption of media (COM/PCD/CT/TF)

MediaSmarts Resources

Cyberbullying and the Law
Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
Digital Skills for Democracy: Assessing online information to make civic choices
Impact! How to Make a Difference When You Witness Bullying Online
Introduction to Online Civic Engagement
Making Media for Democratic Citizenship
Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life
PushBack: Engaging in Online Activism
The Invisible Machine: Big Data and You
The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms
Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age
Your Online Resume
  

Governance

Overall Expectations:

Learners will evaluate strategies to meaningfully engage as citizens within a democratic process

Specific Expectations:

  • Evaluate ways to work within and outside of government structures to affect change(CZ/COM/PCD/CI/CT)
  • Investigate ways that citizens can advocate for change, awareness, or action(CZ/COM/PCD/CI/CT/TF)
  • Investigate the impact of resistance and protest as political and social actions (CZ/COM/CT)
  • Analyse how unequal access to democracy makes some groups’ voices more powerful than others (CZ/COM/CT)

MediaSmarts Resources

Challenging Hate Online
Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement
Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement
Diversity and Media Ownership
Introduction to Online Civic Engagement
Making Media for Democratic Citizenship
Political Cartoons
PushBack: Engaging in Online Activism
Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media
Suffragettes and Iron Ladies
The Citizen Reporter
Watching the Elections
Who’s Telling My Story?
  

Global Citizenship

Overall Expectations:

Learners will evaluate the consequences of action and inaction as twenty-first century global citizens.

Specific Expectations:

  • Investigate a global issue from differing perspectives ​(CZ/COM/CT)
  • Evaluate the intended and unintended consequences of an action or inaction in regard to a global issue ​(CZ/COM/CT)

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development
Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues