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.
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.
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:
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.