||Upper Gullies Elementary
P.O. Box 70
Upper Gullies, NF
Tel: (709) 744-3141
Fax: (709) 744-2283
|Number of Students:
||Grade six classes
will be participating in this project - the total
number of students is approximately 60.
|Project Start and
||The project begins in September 1998. No end date has been set.
The Grade 6 Social Studies program looks at Canada by dividing the country into six (6)
regions. In each of these regions, a community is looked at in detail, as a representative
town of that region.
This project proposes an Internet connection with each of the six towns highlighted. The
connection would probably start by connecting with a school, but would not be limited to
just the school. Other institutions in the community could be contacted as well. Through
direct dialogue and sharing, our grade six students would achieve an understanding of their
communities far beyond that which would be achieved by studying the material in the text.
- Social Studies
- Map Skills
|Department of Education Learning Outcomes
|1. A knowledge and appreciation of our country's vastness, resources and diversity of cultures
||1. Compare differences due to the physical distance between us and these towns
|2. A sense of personal identification with Canadians throughout the nation
||2. Would be able to compare commonalities and differences.
|3. A knowledge of the way of living of people in different regions of Canada.
||3. Would be able to compare ways of living.
|4. A knowledge of the different regions of Canada, their interdependence and distinctiveness
||4. Discuss how they depend on us and we on them.
|Technology Education Learning Outcomes
|1. Collaborate with distant students and teachers on control projects and problems
||1. Compare common and different problems in each community.
|2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the nature and characteristics of a variety of media communication systems
||2. Compare the effectiveness of various forms of communication
|3. Develop a vocabulary of terminology and language related to selected communications technologies.
||3. To be aware of and use the terminology used in Internet communications
|4. To work effectively in several communications media.
||4. Use of print, pictures, charts, etc.
The connection would provide for immediate, accurate and up-to-date sharing of
information between us and the region being studied.
Various maps of the region in question and books and other resources related to the
region would supplement the connection.
||Outcome or Milestone
||Contact with Kingston
||Contact with Iroquois Falls
||Contact with Portage La Prairie
||Contact with Kamloops
||Contact with each of 6 regions
Part of the project would involve sharing web pages, students writing to individual
students in an e-mail forum, sharing local news, weather, etc. Students will correspond
with questions and answers based upon what they have read. Also at the end of each
region, evaluation would include a summary of things learned through the connection
about each region.