Outcome Chart - Ontario - Geography CGO4M: Spatial Technologies in Action

This chart contains media-related learning outcomes from Ontario, Curriculum for Geography CGO4M: Spatial Technologies in Action, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Geographic Inquiry and Skill Development

Overall Expectations

A1. Geographic Inquiry: use the geographic inquiry process and the concepts of geographic thinking when conducting investigations using spatial technologies;

Specific Expectations

A1.1 formulate different types of questions to guide investigations using spatial technologies (e.g., factual questions:

A1.2 select and organize relevant data and information on geographic issues from a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., primary: raw data from fieldwork, both quantitative and qualitative; photographs; satellite images; secondary: published statistics, newspapers, books, atlases, geographic magazines, websites, graphs, charts, digital and print maps), ensuring that their sources represent a diverse range of perspectives

A1.3 assess the credibility of sources and information relevant to their investigations

A1.4 interpret and analyse data and information relevant to their investigations, using various tools, strategies, and approaches appropriate for geographic inquiry

A1.6 evaluate and synthesize their findings to formulate conclusions and/or make informed judgements or predictions about the issues they are investigating

A1.7 communicate their ideas, arguments, and conclusions using various formats and styles, as appropriate for the audience and purpose

A1.8 use accepted forms of documentation (e.g., footnotes, author/date citations, reference lists, bibliographies, annotated bibliographies, credits) to reference different types of sources (e.g., websites, blogs, books, articles, films, data)

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