Project 3 - Canadian War Monuments Web Site

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Wendy Flood
(wflood@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

Martine Robinson
(mrobinson@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

School: Bishop Field Elementary
44 Bond Street
St. Johnís, NF
A1C 1S6
Tel: (709) 722-3103
Fax: (709) 722-1058
Grade Level: 5
Number of Students: 25
Project Start and Finish Dates: March 1998 - May 1998

  Project Overview

School students across Canada have undertaken the construction of a web site to record various types of information about World War I and II monuments. Our school would like to join these students and add the monuments for St. Johnís, Newfoundland.

This information would include photographs of the monument, the history of the monument including the date of construction, the artistic aspects of the monument, an outline of the people involved in having the monument placed in St. Johnís, a brief description of St. Johnís and the people who served in the wars. Any other history, stories or data related to the monument would also be included.

Bishop Feild is a French Immersion school so we would produce material in both official languages to be put online.

Goals:

  • develop a knowledge of our history and a pride in our heritage and culture
  • be aware that many groups of people create a variety of symbols to remind them of some common bonds that represent them
  • a knowledge and appreciation of our countryís vastness and rich diversity of culture
  • a sense of personal identification with Canadians throughout the nation
  • a respect for the values and beliefs of others
  • recognize the contributions of Canadians who went to war

  Curriculum Connections

This project meets course objectives in various areas especially Social Studies and Language Arts.

The Grade 5 Social Studies Program in the text The Atlantic Edge: Living in Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter 2 "Living Environment" describes some of the symbols that identify and unite Canadians. Chapter 5 "Settlement Patterns" traces some of the major events that led to settlement patterns in the province such as the effects of wars.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will:

  • recognize the importance of certain symbols that unite Canadians
  • determine the ideals which Canadians hold to be important
  • appreciate why Newfoundland and Labrador went to war
  • understand why Newfoundland and Labrador was so important to the war effort during the Second World War
  • appreciate the significance of November 11, Remembrance Day
  • understand the significance of July 1 and Beaumont Hamel in World War I
  • access information from a variety of sources
  • participate in group decision making
  • evaluate, interpret, organize and present the information they find

  Resource Connections

The Stellar Schools Internet connection will enable students to share and exchange information with students on the WWW. Students will use a variety of print and non-print resources including the Internet to research and share their findings.

Students will use:

  • Flatbed scanner
  • Computers in classrooms and LRC
  • Internet connection to WWW
  • Web page creation on school web site

  Evaluation

The learning outcomes previously stated will be the ones used to evaluate students. Teacher observation and student work samples will be used to evaluate student progress.

Participation in this project will give students a greater understanding of our history and pride in our heritage and culture.

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