Discover Newfoundland Expressions
The Grade 5-2 students of Cowan Heights Elementary will research Newfoundland expressions through using research materials and interviewing grandparents, parents, and friends. In groups, they will prepare a list of Newfoundland expressions which will be formatted into a quiz. In this quiz the Newfoundland expressions will have to be matched with their meanings. This set of expressions will be sent to Bristol, England as part of the Cabot 500 Celebrations for a participating Grade 5 class to complete. In turn, the students of Bristol, England will develop a quiz containing British expressions which will be completed by the grade 5-2 students of Cowan Heights Elementary. Through this research of expressions both groups of children from Newfoundland and England will be able to gain a greater understanding of the contrast in the development of local expressions in different geographical areas.
This project will include other areas of the curriculum: Social Studies:
Without the Stellar School Internet Connection this project would not be possible.
Student Evaluation Checklist:
Name __________________________ Date: __________ _____ is developing an awareness of people living in England and the historic relationship between England and Newfoundland. _____ is learning computer skills and is becoming familiar with the Internet. _____ is developing research skills. _____ is using language skills to communicate information to British Counterparts. _____ is realizing the difference in expressions of another group of English speaking people. _____ is learning new Newfoundland expressions through research and interviews. _____ is gaining an appreciation of another country and culture. The impact of this project on the school and the curriculum in general can be evaluated by the studentsí participation and their comments and feedback.