New Media 12

Curriculum Competencies

Using oral, written, visual, and digital texts, students are expected individually and collaboratively to be able to:

Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)

  • Understand and appreciate the complexities of digital citizenship
  • Understand the role of story, narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view
  • Understand the diversity within and across First Peoples societies as represented in texts
  • Understand the influence of land/place in First Peoples and other Canadian texts
  • Use information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources
  • Evaluate the relevance, accuracy, and reliability of texts
  • Select and apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts, to guide inquiry, and to transform thinking
  • Recognize the complexities of digital citizenship
  • Recognize and understand how different forms, formats, structures, and features of texts reflect a variety of purposes, audiences, and messages
  • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to analyze ideas within, between, and beyond texts
  • Identify and understand the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts
  • Recognize and identify personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts, including gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic factors
  • Appreciate and understand how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identities
  • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world
  • Evaluate how literary elements as well as specific new media techniques and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact
  • Create and communicate (writing, speaking, representing)
  • Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and transform thinking
  • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways
  • Select and apply appropriate speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes
  • Use digital and multimedia writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary, imaginative, and/or informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Express and support an opinion with evidence to achieve purpose
  • Evaluate and refine texts to improve clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, and message
  • Use the conventions of Canadian spelling, grammar, and punctuation proficiently and as appropriate to the context
  • Use acknowledgements and citations to recognize intellectual property rights
  • Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using various genres, forms, structures, and styles

MediaSmarts Resources


Students are expected to know the following:

Text forms and genres

Text features and structures, including multimedia

  • form, function, and genre of multimedia texts
  • relationships between form, function, and technology
  • interactivity
  • formatting and graphics
  • narrative structures found in First Peoples texts
  • protocols related to the ownership of First Peoples oral texts

Strategies and processes

  • multimodal reading strategies
  • multimodal writing strategies
  • metacognitive strategies
  • writing processes
  • reading strategies
  • oral language strategies
  • multimedia presentation processes

Language features, structures, and conventions

  • elements of style
  • usage and conventions
  • citation techniques
  • literary elements and devices
  • media techniques
  • literal and inferential meaning

New media functions

  • advocacy
  • community building
  • propaganda
  • manipulation

MediaSmarts Resources