Project 3: Greek Mythology

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Curriculum Connections
Learning Outcomes
Resource Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teachers:Mrs. Denise Barbour

Mrs. Roseanne Linehan

School:St. Patrick's Jr.High
Patrick Street
St. John's, Nfld.
Grade Level:Grade 7
Number of Students:60
Project Start and Finish Dates:February - March, 1997

  Project Overview

Students will research and access information on various Greek Gods via the Internet and other available resources. Students will post their profiles on the individual Gods on their school's home page. Students will go on line with a partner school which will research and post a home page on Greek Goddesses. In this way, students in the two project schools will exchange information and communicate on-line.

In addition, our school based students will work in groups to co-create their own original myth. Some of these will be later posted on the Writer's Network for sharing and feedback.

  Curriculum Connections

Language Arts:

  1. provide for the relevancy of writing assignments
  2. provide a "real world" audience
  3. adds motivational interest resulting in students providing their best work
  4. integrates computers as an effective tool for teaching writing
  5. enriches and supplements the regular classroom curriculum
  6. develops skills in
    1. reading / interpreting
    2. writing summaries and reports
    3. on-line and oral communication
    4. sharing and group decision making
    5. information literacy skills (accessing, retrieving, analyzing, synthesizing, presenting)

Science:

Allows for the understanding of science, scientific knowledge and technology; in particular, important advances in scientific knowledge by people of all cultures over time.

Math:

Provides for the use of problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Socials:

Leads to the understanding of how the development and use of technology affects quality of life. Provides for interpreting how social, political, cultural and intellectual heritage influences the way people live.

  Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. use on-line searching to explore and extend on ideas outside the text through a process of familiarization.
  2. respond creatively and imaginatively by recreating a work of literature through imitation or transformation.
  3. experience , respond to and come to value the literature of another culture.
  4. interpret, select and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources and technology.
  5. use various methods to construct meaning in increasing complex print and media texts. (e.g. previewing, summarizing and text structures).
  6. access specific information to meet learning needs. (e.g. create questions, select sources, use electronic networks.)
  7. experiment with technology to help with the writing process (e.g. word processing programs, data bases, and computer graphics).
  8. students will integrate information from several sources to construct and communicate meaning.
  9. refine methods of note taking.
  10. extend their sense of audience.
  11. analyze responses to writing from their new audience.
  12. exercise the creative writing process in all stages of pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading and publishing.
  13. work toward greater confidence in choosing appropriate writing forms and developing content; practicing different kinds of writing for different audiences.
  14. use the ideas of others to extend ones understanding.
  15. share knowledge and skills with each other as well as other students in our partner school.

  Resource Connections

  1. Stellar Schools Internet
  2. Print and electronic encyclopedias (CD Rom)
  3. Various information books on Greek Mythology / Greek Gods and Goddesses

  Evaluation

  1. Students will be evaluated on technological activities and processes (IE. accessing information and posting a home page).
  2. Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to engage in shared decision making and group work.
  3. Evaluation will be both formative and summative. Informal observation by the teacher and on-going tracking will be recorded by anecdotal notes. Students will also be more formally evaluated on their co-creation of a myth which will be posted on the Writer's Network.

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