||Upper Gullies Elementary
P.O. Box 70
Upper Gullies, NF
Tel: (709) 744-3141
Fax: (709) 744-2283
|Number of Students:
|Project Start and
December 1998 - January 1999
Students will be searching for and inviting countries around the world to write about
their Christmas traditions and/or customs. Responses from other countries will be
written by students.
In addition to the Chirstmas traditions, other information will be sought:
- Climate conditions in their countries, temperature, rainfall and snowfall
- Location: Longitude and Latitude
- General information about the countries involved: Language, Currency, Resources, Exports, Imports
This project will allow students to get other international students' ideas and views
about where they live.
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
|Department of Education Learning Outcomes
|1. Differences in countries (diversity) because of climate (location).
||1. Would be able to receive information from local sources.
|2. Graphing - Temperature, Rainfall, Snowfall.
||2. Would be able to receive regional information from local sources.
|3. Writing reports - Comparing differences and penpal exchanges.
||3. Would be able to share information among students of the same age and background.
|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 world maps, reference books, CD-ROM technology, and other resources related to
the region would supplement the connection.
||Outcome or Milestone
||Begin setting up contacts around the world.
||Begin Student links to people and web-sites around the world.
|Throughout the year
||Contact maintained with student penpals and new links searched to supplement
the Grade 4 Social Studies curriculum.
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.