Media components are found in all three goals of the Saskatchewan Arts Education curriculum: Creative/Productive, Critical/Responsive strand and Cultural/Historical. The document An Effective Arts Education Program states "Research clearly demonstrates the benefits of arts education, not only for those students who have a special interest in the arts, but for all students facing a future that requires multiple literacies, creative and critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving abilities that will apply to their daily lives."
Click on a grade level under Arts Education for a list of media-related outcomes and links to supporting resources from the MediaSmarts site. (Note: as many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.)