Project 3: Newfoundland Folklore
Each year students in our grade eight English program complete a resource-based "Newfoundlandia" project. As part of this students select a folklore genre and compile a paper from interviews of peers, family, and friends. As well students are expected to write a dramatic piece reflecting some aspect of folklore. Student work is displayed and presented to class. In addition, students present their work to parents during an evening set aside for the Arts Unlimited festival. Each year sees the loss of many older Newfoundlanders and with them goes their stories. This year as part of this unit we will be having students create a "Newfoundland Folklore" web page on which they will present their papers of their collected stories.
Other schools would be invited to share in the project by sharing their "folklore", Newfoundland or other, with us through links to their web page or by sending us stories to be posted on our web page with appropriate credit being given to the authors.
3.1 Main Curriculum Areas Relating to the Project:
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3.2 In column one list one or more appropriate Department of Education Learning Outcomes. In column two describe how the outcomes of your project fulfill the curriculum requirements.
3.3 In column one list the appropriate Department of Education Technology Education Outcomes. In column two describe how the outcomes of your project satisfy the curriculum requirements.
4.1 Explain how a high-speed STELLAR school connection will enable or enhance this project.
This project would not be possible without the STELLAR Schools Internet connection. At present we have only one computer connected to STEM~Net and the development of a web page to include student projects is very time consuming. The provision of a high speed link to our small (LAN) network will greatly facilitate this process.
4.2 List other resources required for the success of this project.
Other resources to be utilized include:
In addition, a small network of 10 Pentiums is being set up from funds provided to the school through the Information Technology grant from the school board together with funds from the school budget.
5.1 Develop a time line to indicate when you expect students to achieve the intended learning outcomes or accomplish milestones that indicate substantial progress.
5.2 Discuss how this project provides an opportunity for students to communicate with others (e.g. e-mail, newsgroups, web pages and electronic presentations that include text and/or multimedia.
Students engaged in this project will present their research papers on a web page titled "Newfoundland Folklore". Students will also have the opportunity to add images related to their work to the pages. These will be scanned at some site outside the school and then added to their web page.
5.3 Explain how students will acknowledge all sources of information (web sites, print sources, software, media reports, etc.)
In the research paper, students will acknowledge all sources through their bibliography. Standard citation formats for print materials as well as emerging citation formats for electronic and Internet sources will be used.
On the web page appropriate credit will be given to the source of information or images.