Project 3: Updated Database Of Newfoundland & Labrador, Locally Made Products
Students from the Grade 6 classes will research and report the various industries in Newfoundland and Labrador. They will compile this information into a database so as to make themselves aware of the many products produced locally. This then can be shared with students in our own provinces and with students in other parts of Canada. It may encourage participation by other schools.
In order to do this, students will be required to contact various businesses (by business letter) and they will have prepared a survey or set of questions concerning their product. (E-Mail to be used to communicate with these businesses, if possible). The results of these surveys will be colated and presented in the form of graphs, maps and charts.
Another main objective of this project is to teach the students to use the web. They will learn to search the web, locating information on five different industries in Canada. (Such as name of product, company, URL etc.).
"Our country, Canada" uses a conceptual approach to content, based on the belief that concepts or "big ideas" in students terms remain relevant to life and living.
The program covers the six regions of Canada. One of the key concepts dealt with in this program is the economy and how people in each region use their natural and human resources to make a living.
For many of the students in other parts of Canada and even for most of our Newfoundland students, Newfoundland has traditionally been known as a fishing province. In recent years, perhaps due to the state of the fishery, many Newfoundlanders have turned their hands, so to speak and come up with many new products and businesses. We would like the students in our province and other provinces to become aware of the many, varied and high quality products that originate here in our province. We would therefore like our students to research and find out these products and to compile this information into a database that could be shared with all Newfoundlanders and Canada.
The project will develop skills in: