The Grade 5 students of Cowan Heights Elementary will delve into the history of the province to formulate questions appropriate for a "TREK" through time. The questions will enable the children of the linked school to learn about the land to which they h ave an historical connection. The C.H.E.S. children will be responsible for categorizing researched information to allow for "TREK" questions that encompass literature, famous persons, geography, geology and any other category they feel would be appropri ate. The C.H.E.S. children will also ensure there is no duplication of questions, keep records of responses for graphing results, determine the level of difficulty of the questions, send an answer key to the teacher of the linked school, and design a game with rules that could be used by the linked school. This can be sent by snail-mail as a culminating activity. Graphics can also be sent as the work is in progress. The overall project could be subject to some changes as we work through as it is not alway s possible to foresee glitches.
The project could be extended another year to have as a link a school in a rural community in Newfoundland proper, or Labrador.
The areas of the curriculum that will be addressed in this project are:
Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador The Books of Newfoundland various books by and about Newfoundland artists and writers any other resources deemed appropriate
The STELLAR SCHOOL Internet connection will enable students to see tangible results for their efforts. It will motivate children to complete assigned tasks, edit carefully and ,in turn, seek answers to the questions posed by the Bristol students. The c onnection will give the children a new set of learning and life skills that will help them become more independent learners that will help them prepare for the 21st century.