Project 2: Shipwrecks on
Start and Finish Dates:
||March - June, 1998
The parents and grandparents of Newfoundland children
have, in some way, already experienced the effects of
shipwrecks on their lives. We are a maritime people and
therefore must live in the shadow of marine disasters.
This project will give the children an opportunity to
better understand our geography and its effects on our
Students will research the many marine disasters that
have occurred on the Atlantic coast, specifically around
the province of Newfoundland. Emphasis will be given to
the frequency of disasters in areas around our coastline.
Time will also be spent researching the causes of such
Students will use the Internet to connect with a
school on the Pacific coast of Canada who will be willing
to engage in similar research about the west coast of our
country. The students will then exchange their findings.
- To create an opportunity for students to learn
about shipwrecks off the coast of Newfoundland.
- To link students with another school on
Canadas west coast to exchange knowledge of
similar disasters on the Pacific coast.
- To create a better understanding of Canada and
- To create an opportunity for students to interact
- Gathering information on marine disasters.
- Organizing information to plot frequency on a
- To show areas of historical risk.
- Map reading and labeling.
- Map indexing and interpretation.
- To interact with students from a different part
of the country.
- Gathering data.
- Examining weather patterns and climate to see its
influence on disasters.
- Analyzing data to make predictions on causes of
- Reading historical information in order to choose
- Researching and recording information on
- To expose students with limited experience to the
on line process.
- To experience ways in which information and
communication technologies can be used for
practical purposes in school.
- To become more familiar with the language and
terminology of the computer world.
- Use communication technology to collaborate with
- Students will successfully gather information on
shipwrecks occurring in both the east and west
coasts of Canada.
- Students organize this information and reflect it
on a map.
- Students will predict which areas are high risk.
- Students will infer the most likely cause of