Project 3: "Newfoundland Sayings"

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Goals
Curriculum Connections
Technology Education Outcomes
Resource Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teachers: Brenda Cornick, Principal/Grade 6 Teacher
bcornick@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca

Theresa Whelan - Grade 2 Teacher
twhelan@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca

Beverely Plowman - Grade 5 Teacher
bplowman@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca

School:St. Theresa's Elementary
P.O. Box 250
Port aux Choix, NF
A0K 4C0
Tel (709)861-3232
Fax (709)861-3497
Grade Level:Grade Five
Number of Students:27
Project Start and Finish Dates:March 1997 - May 1997
  Project Overview

The culture of Newfoundland and Labrador is very rich and diverse. The Grade 5 Social Studies Program, which examines life in Newfoundland and Labrador, both past and present, includes a section on Newfoundland Culture. Newfoundlanders are well known for their unique style of language, especially traditional sayings. This project would invole compiling a collection of sayings from around the province, by requesting that other schools complete a questionnaire and return it via e-mail. The students would then compile their responses and categorize them into areas of the province as well as types of sayings.

  Goals

  1. Students would develop an appreciation for our rich culture.
  2. Students would compile a list of traditional Newfoundland sayings.
  3. Students would develop reading and writing skills.
  4. Students would develop literacy skills, e.g. keyboarding, e-mail, Internet.
  5. Students would use classification skills to sort responses into the various categories

  Curriculum Connections

Social Studies:

Developing an appreciation for the culture of Newfoundland is a goal of the Social Studies Curriculum. By completing this project students will develop an appreciation of their cultural heritage. They will realize that Newfoundland and Labrador is a province that is unique and that they carry a rich background with them into the future.

Language Arts:

Students will develop their reading and writing skills while completing this project. Students will be required to prepare a questionnaire to e-mail to other schools requesting participation. Students will need to compile and categorize responses in order to post the results.

  Technology Education Outcomes

The Technology Education learning outcomes that are most applicable to this project are in the primary level communication domain. They are:

     demonstrate knowledge of the basic communications principles of encoding/decoding,
       transmitting/receiving, storing/retrieving
     demonstrate knowledge of the nature and characteristics of a variety of media and
       communications systems
     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 a vocabulary of terminology and language, related to selected
       communications technologies.
     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

  Resource Connections

Our school is currently connected to the Internet via one computer. Network access to the Internet would greatly faciliate our use of this technology. Students would also use the print resources in the resource centre as well as community resource people, as sources for their information. They will also search the web for sites on this topic.

  Evaluation

     Students will show an appreciation for their cultural heritage.
     Students will produce a compiled and categorized list of Newfoundland sayings.
     Students will use the map of Newfoundland and Labrador to pinpoint the areas
       responses are received from.
     Students will use e-mail to communicate with other students.
     Students will show development of computer literacy skills.

This project will provide our students with a deeper appreciation of their culture and the aspects of it that make the Newfoundland Culture one of the most unique and interesting in all Canada.

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