Project 1: Canadian Provinces
Students from Grade 5 learn about elements that comprise Canadian Provinces as a social and economic unit and of the dynamics of community living. They begin with their own community and branch out.
Their goal is to interact via the Internet with students from their Province and with students from other parts of Canada.
Students will use the Internet to research information about their country. They will download images and print out this information. This material will be used in a collection of writing. Our students will also communicate with other schools throug hout the country to get information about how they live and play in their own communities.
This project makes the following curriculum connections:
This project fits in with the overall curriculum plans at St. George's in that it is structured to meet the overall goal of responsible and effective citizenship within demographic communities. Four major categories of goals contribute to this overall pu rpose. They are:
This project supports the graduation learning technological competence and is related to the general curriculum outcomes for the province. Nature of Technology, Technological Impart, Technological Literacy and Technological Communication.
The Stellar Schools Internet Connection is vital to the success of this project in order to allow students to access schools in Canada.
Access to the Internet at St. George's is currently restricted to one computer which is located in the Resource Room. Having Internet access available through the Windows NT server would enable our Grade 5 students to make use of other computers througho ut the school.
St. George's has a Local Area Network (LAN) set up so that students will be able to write using an HTML editor, and have their work read by all students in the school as well as school web pages for viewing on the Internet.
This project will demonstrate to students at St. George's, via the LAN, the opportunity to see what possibilities for creating new areas of investigation that enrich students current knowledge in important curriculum areas.