Project 1: Endangered Species
The students will complete a research unit on "Endangered Species" by locating information in the Internet. Several sites that will be used are: San Francisco Zoo Homepage, Sea World Homepage, the World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Manatee Club Homepage.
Students will study profiles of endangered animals in Newfoundland, Canada and the World. Reasons for decline in population of these animals will be studied. Information will be recorded in such formats as charts and thematic maps.
Next, the students will be given an opportunity to react to environmental issues. They will use the Internet to e-mail messages to political leaders to voice concerns with provincial and federal issues relating to the environment and endangered animals.
The students will also be given an opportunity to take action and decide on an environmental project that their class would like to pursue.
3.1 Main Curriculum Areas Relating to the Project:
Technology, Language Arts, Geography, Social Studies, Science
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 will not be possible without Stellar School status. Many of our students do not have Internet access at home. Such access must be provided by the school.
4.2 List other resources required for the success of this project.
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.
The use of newsgroups, e-mail and web page information is crucial to this project.
5.3 Explain how students will acknowledge all sources of information (web sites, print sources, software, media reports, etc.)
Students will be responsible to provide and keep track of references found on the Internet in proper academic style.