Project 1: "Canadian Connections"
The Grade Six Social Studies Program is a study of our country - Canada. In this course, students examine the history and geography of the seven regions of Canada. This project would involve setting up links with various schools in each of the seven regions to exchange information in the areas that the region are examined in:
The course studies in Grade Six is Our Country Canada. This provides direct information for this course which is more current than in any textbook and would 'bring the curriculum alive' for the students, as they interact with students their own age in other parts of Canada.
The students will develop the skills emphasized in the Language Arts Program in this project. Reading for meaning and writing the various components of the project will be a major part of this project.
The Technology Education learning outcomes that are most applicable to this project are in the elementary level communication domain. They are:
transmitting/receiving, storing/retrieving demonstrate knowledge of the nature and characteristics of a variety of media and
identify and investigate real life communication problem solutions and opportunities
identify ways in which information and communications technologies are used
identify advantages and disadvantages of selected communications technologies
develop communications technology as a tool for a variety of purposes
use communications technology as a tool for a variety of purposes
use communication tools to access, evaluate and select appropriate information, and
to create, modify and disseminuate information
Currently in our school there is access to the Internet through one computer. Internet access across the network in our resource center would greatly faciliate this project. We intend to use the scanner and digital camera at Roncalli Central High School to provide pictures, maps & photos of our area for this project.
Students will develop literacy skills in reading and writing
Students will gain knowledge of the other regions of Canada
Students will develop Computer Literacy Skills
This project will allow our Grade Six students to have a greater sense of the vastness & diversity of our country while developing an appreciation of the common characteristics which makes us all Canadian.