This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Ontario, Curriculum for English, Grade 10, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.
Understanding Media Texts
By the end of Grade 10, students will:
- explain how both simple and complex media texts are created to suit particular purposes and audiences
- interpret simple and complex media texts, identifying and explaining the overt and implied messages they convey
- evaluate how effectively information, ideas, issues, and opinions are communicated in both simple and complex media texts and decide whether the texts achieve their intended purpose.
- identify and explain different audience responses to selected media texts.
- identify the perspectives and/or biases evident in both simple and complex media texts and comment on any questions they may raise about beliefs, values, identity, and power.
- explain how several different production, marketing, and distribution factors influence the media industry.
Lessons that meet the Grade 10 expectations
- Marketing Tactics
- Talking Back
- Television Broadcast Ratings
- Alternative Ads
- Parody Ads
- Gender Roles in Advertising
- Selling Obesity
- The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem
- Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names
- Kellogg Special K Ads
- Popular Music and Music Videos
- Alternate Ads
- Deconstructing Web Pages
- Thinking About Hate
- Free Speech vs the Internet
- Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
- Political Cartoons
- The Function of Music
- Crime in the News
- Violence and Video Games
- Violence on Film
News Journalism Across the Media:
News is Not Just Black and White:
- What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
- Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age
- The Privacy Dilemma