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Ontario Learning Expectations

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This document identifies the overall learning expectations for the following courses as they are
related to the production of and interaction with Rights Media;

• Native Studies

• Canadian and World Issues

• English

Aboriginal People in - explain how Canadian government policies have affected Aboriginal identify in the twentieth century
Canada - identify Aboriginal individuals who have contributed to the development of Canadian identify since
1900
Grade 10
- demonstrate understanding of the structures and decision making process of Aboriginal
governments and levels of government in Canada
- explain how sovereign governments make laws and exercise jurisdiction concerning their citizens,
land and resources
- describe the challenges that social, economic, and political renewal pose for Aboriginal and other
communities throughout Canada
- demonstrate the ability to apply insights gained in Native studies to other situations and
communicate the results of research in oral and written presentations
English: Contemporary - analyze images in media works related to Aboriginal identity
Aboriginal Voices, Grade - demonstrate an understanding of form, purpose, audience and production technique by designing
11 or creating media works, independently and collaboratively, based on the ideas, themes, and issues
related to relationships examined in this course
- demonstrate an understanding of Aboriginal writers’ descriptions of the challenges faced by
Aboriginal people
- demonstrate an understanding of stereotyping, as depicted in Aboriginal literacy or media works
- revise their written work, independently and collaboratively, focusing on accuracy of information,
clear expression and consistent use of voice
- identify challenges addressed in media works by Aboriginal creators
Currently Aboriginal - describe the impact of media, literature, and popular culture on contemporary Aboriginal society
Issues in Canada, Grade - explain the need to promote dialogue and reconciliation in the relationship between Aboriginal
11 peoples and Canadian society
- identify social, political and economic issues currently being addressed by Aboriginal individuals
and communities in Canada
- demonstrate an understanding of contemporary Aboriginal education and health issues
Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, - describe the efforts and actions of Aboriginal communities and individuals to maintain their cultures
and Aspirations in and languages within traditional land bases, on reserves and in urban settings
Contemporary Society, - demonstrate an understanding of the varying perspectives on Aboriginal peoples’ right to self-
Grade 11 determination
- identify the obstacles that Aboriginal people must overcome to protect and maintain their cultures
and languages
- demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing Aboriginal youth in their interaction with
Canadian society
- describe how the values and beliefs of Aboriginal cultures are affected by the media and information
technology
- describe how Aboriginal peoples are attempting to rectify the stereotypical images of themselves
that are portrayed in print and other media and how they use the media to their advantage

Aboriginal Governance: - describe the changing nature of the legal and political relationships between Aboriginal peoples and
Emerging Directions, the government of Canada
Grade 12, - identify a variety of Aboriginal peoples’ views relating to sovereignty and governance
University/College - describe the concept of Aboriginal self-determination that involves the equitable sharing of lands,
Preparation resources, and economic development

Issues of Indigenous - identify the nature and scope of “self-determination” as articulated by indigenous peoples worldwide
Peoples in a Global - describe the basis for the autonomy of indigenous peoples
Context, Grade 12, - describe efforts by the world’s indigenous peoples to lobby the international community for
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recognition of their right to self-determination
Canadian History, Grade - explain how and why Canada’s international status and foreign policy have change since 1914
10 - analyze the contributions of various social and political movements in Canada since 1914
- describe the impact of significant social and political movements on Canadian society
- describe changes in Canada’s international status and its role in the world since 1914
- formulate questions on topics and issues in the history of Canada since 1914, and use appropriate
methods of historical research to locate, gather, evaluate and organize relevant information from a
variety of resources
- communicate the results of historical inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety
of forms of communication
Civics, Grade 10 - explain the legal rights and responsibilities associated with Canadian citizenship
- analyze responses at the local, national and international levels, to civic issues that involve multiple
perspectives and differing civic purposes
- apply appropriate inquiry skills to the research of questions and issues of civic importance
Analyzing Current - explain the economics rights and responsibilities of “the economic citizen”
Economic Issues, Grade
12
The Americas: Geographic - analyze the problem of underdevelopment in the Americas and explain the difficulties in alleviating it
Patterns and Issues, - evaluate the various aid programs in the Americas and their impacts
Grade 11 - communicate the results of geographic inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a
variety of forms and techniques
Physical Geography: - explain the importance of stewardship and sustainability as guiding principles for human use of the
Patterns, Processes, and physical environment
Interactions, Grade 11 - communicate the results of geographic inquiries and investigations, using appropriate terms and
concepts and a variety of forms and techniques
Travel and Tourism: A - evaluate the influence of human systems on patterns of travel and tourism, and conversely, the
Regional Geographic influence of travel and tourism on human systems
Perspective, Grade 11 - explain the social, environmental, cultural, economic, and political effects of travel and tourism on
various destination regions
- analyze the social, environmental, cultural, economic and political effects of tourism-related
development on a community or region
- evaluate the impact on travel and tourism of the plans, policies, and initiatives of government,
businesses and other organizations
- communicate the results of geographic inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a
variety of forms and techniques
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Canadian and World - analyze the cause and effects of economic disparities around the world
Issues: A Geographic - compare the cultural, economic and political aspirations of selected groups and the effects of their
Analysis, Grade 12 actions on local, national, and global geographic issues
- analyze geographic issues that arise from the impact of human activities on the environment in
different regions around the world
- evaluate approaches, policies, and principles relating to the protection and sustainability of the
planet’s life support system
- evaluate instances of international cooperation and conflict and explain the factors that contributed
to each
- evaluate the social, economic, and environmental impact of the strategies for sustainable
development implemented by a variety of individuals, organizations and institutions
- communicate the results of geographic inquiries using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety
of forms and techniques
World Geography: Human - explain the influence of social, political, cultural, economic and environmental factors on human
Patterns and Interactions, environments and activities
Grade 12 - evaluate the effectiveness of international organizations in strengthening the links among world
peoples
- evaluate the effects of the information revolution, technological progress, and global trade on
selected world regions
- communicate the results of geographic inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a
variety of forms and techniques
The Environment and - analyze and evaluate interrelationships among the environment, the economy and society
Resource Management, - analyze patterns of resource availability and use
Grade 12 - analyze environmental and resource management issues and explain their global implications
- evaluate the effectiveness of the efforts of the international community to deal with environmental
and resource management issues
- evaluate the impact of economic, social, political, and technological change on natural human
systems
- explain the purpose of environmental laws and regulations at the local, provincial, and national
levels and evaluate their effectiveness over time
- communicate results of inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety of forms and
techniques
World Geography: Urban - describe the influence of social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic factors on the
Patterns and Interactions, development of urban settlements in different parts of the world
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different parts of the world
- assess the various ways of managing urban change in selected world regions
- analyze various proposed solutions to typical problems of large urban areas
- communicate the results of inquiries related to urban problems and issues, using appropriate terms
and concepts and a variety of forms and techniques

The Environment and - explain how humans both depend upon and are integral part of the ecosystems
Resource Management, - explain patterns of resource availability and use
Grade 12 - explain how the sustainable use of resources may be achieved through the cooperation of
governments, businesses, industries, non-government organizations, and citizens around the world,
even though their environmental perspectives may differ
- evaluate the effectiveness of international efforts to deal with global environmental problems
- evaluate the effects that environmental protection and resource management have on society
- communicate the results of inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety of forms
and techniques
American History, Grade - analyze the development of the united states as a world power and how American policy has
11 influenced communities outside of the United States
- analyze how American culture has developed into a position of world cultural hegemony
- demonstrate an understanding of the development of American political systems and structures
- communicate the results of historical inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety
of forms of communication
Canadian History and - assess the role of social justice in Canada’s diverse society since 1945
Politics Since 1945, Grade - explain how global economic and environmental forces have affected Canadians since 1945
11 - asses Canada’s continuing role in the world community since 1945
- assess key ways in which Canadian society has changed since I945
- analyze continuing issues, concerns, and strengths in Canadian society since 1945
- demonstrate an ability to use the organizing concepts of chronology and case and effect in the
study of Canadian history since 1945
- explain the importance of active citizenship and respect for heritage in the live of Canadians
- explain how different individuals and communities in Canada seek to fulfill their ambitions and
express their identities
- evaluate how well post-World War II Canada fits the description of an open, equitable, democratic
society
- communicate results of historical inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety of
forms of communication
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Canadian History and - identify continuing issues, concerns, and strengths in Canadian society
Politics Since 1945, Grade - demonstrate an ability to use the organizing concepts of chronology and cause and effect in the
11 study of contemporary Canadian history
- explain the importance of active citizenship and respect for heritage in the everyday lives of
Canadians
- identify was in which Canada fits the description of an open, equitable, democratic society
- communicate the results of historical inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety
of forms of communication
World History Since 1900: - describe major global and regional conflicts and their consequences, as well as instances of
Global and Regional international cooperation since 1900
Perspectives, Grade 11 - evaluate significant changes in the international community from 1900 to present
- describe the nature and impact of significant change since 1900
- identify factors that have tended to maintain continuity since 1900
- explain the importance of chronology and cause and effect relationships within the context of history
since 1900
- analyze the relationship between the individual ad those in authority in various societies since 1900
- communicate the results of historical inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety
of forms of communication
Canada: History, Identify, - describe the characteristics of Aboriginal communities before and after contact with Europeans and
and Culture, Grade 12 analyse the significant effects of the interactions between Aboriginal communities and the
colonizers
- evaluate Canada’s changing role on the international stage
- explain how citizenship rights have been denied to certain groups in Canada at various times since
confederation
- evaluate the claim that Canada is a just society by examining issues related to human rights
- analyse the changes in Canadian social programs and policies over time
- analyse the changing roles and contributions of women in Canada
- evaluate the impact of Canada’s national and international economic policies on Canadian identify
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and sovereignty
- describe the nature of the Canadian political system and the groups and individuals who have
contributed to its development
- assess the efforts of popular movements to reform Canadian society
- communicate the results of historical inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety
of forms of communication

World History: The West - evaluate the factors that have led to conflict and war to cooperation and peace between and within
and the World, Grade 12 various communities from the sixteenth century to present
- demonstrate an understanding of how the historical concept of change is used to analyse
developments in the West and throughout the world since the sixteenth century
- demonstrate an understanding of how the historical concept of continuity is used to analyse
developments in the West and throughout the world since the sixteenth century
- assess the range and diversity of concepts of citizenship and human rights that have developed
since the sixteenth century
- describe the diverse social structures and principles that have guided social organization in Western
and non-Western societies since the sixteenth century
- analyze significant economic developments in the West and the rest of the world since the sixteenth
century
- describe key developments in the West and the rest of the world since the sixteenth century
- describe key developments and innovations in political organization in the West and the rest of the
world since the sixteenth century
- analyze changing aspects of women’s economic, social and political lives in Western and non-
Western societies since the sixteenth century
- communicate the results of historical inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety
of forms of communication
Adventures in World - analyse how people throughout history have dealt with conflict and maintained peace
History, Grade 12 - compare the roles and functions of individuals and groups in different societies and at different

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times
- compare political systems and processes that have been involved in the exercise of power and
authority through history
- communicate the results of historical inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a variety
of forms of communication
Understanding Canadian - analyse the contemporary impact of major historical developments in Canadian law
Law, Grade 11 - explain the law-making process in Canada, including how laws are developed, interpreted, applied,
challenged and enforced
- describe the rights and freedoms in Canada and explain how particular rights and freedoms may
conflict
- describe historical and contemporary barriers to the equal enjoyment of human rights in Canada
- describe the rights and freedoms enshrined in Canadian law and explain how they are interpreted,
how they may be limited and how they are enforced in Canada and in Ontario
- explain, discuss and interpret legal issues using a variety of formats and forms of communication
- describe the historical development of Canadian law
- explain how recognition of rights, responsibilities, and freedoms has developed in Canada
- explain the rights and freedoms outlined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and how
people can exercise them
- explain, discuss and interpret legal issues using a variety of formats and forms of communication
Canadian and - explain the historical and philosophical origins of law and their connection and relevance to
International Law, Grade contemporary society
12 - evaluate different concepts, principles, philosophies, and theories of law
- describe the relationship between law and societal values
- evaluate the influence of individual citizens who have fought to change the law
- assess the role of collective action in changing the law in democracies
- assess the power of the individual citizen to change or modify our laws, and determine under what
circumstances individuals have a responsibility to seek legal reform

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- describe the historical development of human rights legislation in Canada
- explain the development of constitutional law in Canada
- explain the rights and responsibilities of individuals under the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms
- explain the roles of the legislature and the judiciary in defining, interpreting, and enforcing Charter
rights in Canada
- analyse the conflicts between minority and majority rights and responsibilities in a democratic
society and examine the methods available to resolve these conflicts
- analyse the legal process, legal systems, and sanctions used to protect the rights of the empoyer
and the employee in the workplace
- explain the major concepts, principles and purposes of international law
- evaluate the effectiveness of international laws, treaties, and agreements in resolving conflicts of a
global nature
- explain the factors that make framing, interpreting and enforcing law on a global scale a complex
and difficult process
- explain, discuss and interpret legal issues using a variety of formats and forms of communication
Canadian Politics and - describe the key features of citizenship and democracy
Citizenship, Grade 11 - evaluate the influence of various forms of citizen action on public policy
- explain ways in which social and cultural identify influence political participation
- explain the tensions between individuals with respect to their needs and wants, using concepts
such as gender, lifestyle, ethnicity, and socio-economic status
- analyse how pressure groups, media, technology, and governments influence the political process
- describe the extent to which political and economic systems and institutions in Canada meet
people’s needs and promote the common good
- describe the factors that shape the political values and beliefs of Canadians
- communicate knowledge, opinions, and interpretations about events, issues, and trends relating to
politics and citizenship, using a variety of forms of communication
Canadian and World - explain the rights and responsibilities of individual citizens, groups, and states in the international
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Politics, Grade 12 community
- describe the main ways in which sovereign states and non-state participants cooperate and deal
with international conflicts
- evaluate the role of Canada and Canadians in the international community
- describe the structure and function of international intergovernmental and non-governmental
organizations
- evaluate the role and operation of the international human rights protection system
- analyse how international organizations, the media, and technology are able to ifluence the actions
of sovereign states
- evaluate Canada’s role and influence in international relations
- explain the role and function of ideologies in national and international politics
- analyse how social and cultural beliefs and political ideologies influence national and international
politics
English, Grade 9, 10, 11, - read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, informational, and graphic texts,
using a range of strategies to construct meaning
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- recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate
understanding of how they help communicate meaning
- generate, gather and organize ideas and information tow write for an intended purpose and
audience
- use editing, proofreading and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language
conventions to correct errors, refine expression and present their work effectively
- demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts
- identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them
are used to create meaning
- create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms,
conventions, and techniques

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Media Studies, Grade 11 - demonstrate an understanding to a variety of texts
- deconstruct a variety of types of media texts, identifying codes, conventions, and techniques used
and explaining how they create meaning
- analyse and critique media representations of people, issues, values and behaviors
- analyse and evaluate the impact of media on society
- create a variety of media texts for different audiences and purposes, using effective forms, codes,
conventions and techniques
- demonstrate an understanding of their growth as media consumers, media analysts, and media
producers
The Writer’s Craft, Grade - demonstrate an understanding of writing as an art, a craft, and a career as they explore the work on
12 a variety of Canadian and international writers
- generate and experiment with ideas about writing content, forms, and styles
- organize, draft and revise their writing, employing forms and stylistic elements appropriate for their
purpose and audience
- use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies to refine and polish their work

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