Project 3: Canada Quiz Kids

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Project Overview
Curriculum Connections
Resource Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teachers: Elizabeth Vardy

Ina Kearley

School: Morris Academy
52 Roosevelt Avenue
Mount Pearl, NF
Grade Level: Grade 6
Number of Students: 60
Project Start and Finish Dates: School Year 1997 - 98

  Project Overview

The Grade Six Social Studies program provides an in-depth study of Canada. This project is meant to be integrated throughout the year into the existing program. There is already a similar project called the Great Canadian Trivia Contest which has been developed for students in Grades 7 - 10. This project will be specifically designed for Grade six students across Canada. It will begin with our school posting, on the Internet, ten questions about any aspect of Canada. We will be seeking a response in a given number of days. The first school to reply with ten correct answers gets to be recognized for their accomplishment by posting their answers and the next ten questions. If no school gets all ten questions our school would give the answers and post another ten questions. Our involvement remains constant bcause we would be trying to find the answers to the next ten questions posted. Who knows we might even win another round. Obviously, students would have to research to comprise the questions and to find the answers.

Students would have to create a homepage for the project with answering mecanisms in place. Their research would require the use of many resources and would encourage much discussion and collaboration in seeking out questions, formatting questions and finding answers.

  Curriculum Connections

Students will....

  • Formulate questions.
  • Develop questioning skills related to researching.
  • Research based on previously developed questions.
  • Compare findings with other researchers using the Internet.
  • Map the location of participating schools.

  Resource Connections

Students will use their textbooks, library books, encyclopaedias (books & CD ROMS), atlases, almanacs and the Internet.

  Evaluation

Learning Outcomes...

(Technology)

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the basic communication principles of encoding/decoding, transmitting/receiving, storing/retrieving.
  • Students will employ the language and terminology of communication processes.
  • Students will use communication tools to access, evaluate and select appropriate information, and to create, modify and disseminate information.

In addition to these skills we hope to improve the overall computer literacy of our students. We also expect students to gain a great deal of knowledge about Canada that they might not have otherwise. Equally important is the sharing of information between our Canadian students forging a link across our nation.

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