Project 2: Option 2
Beginning mid-January the Grade 3 (E) class will be doing a novel study on Indian In The Cupboard. The class will do research using the Internet/WWW to find information on the book's author, the making of the movie, the research necessary to write a book and make a movie and the reasons the author chose the characters for the book. The Internet will also allow the students to research Native Peoples, their culture, their legends and their food.
This project will give students the opportunity to use the Internet to gather information and do research. Looking at one web site and revisiting it, then broadening their search will be a carefully guided tour of the possibilities of the Internet. It will give new meaning to students who have difficulties when asked to "look it up." With one word or phrase all students will access material and whether they read the pictures or the vocabulary, all will learn and have something to write about in the folder.
(Grade 3 Language Arts) Winter Welcomes has several selections of the Huron Indians. Several projects in this thematic unit compare the Huron and the Iroquois. The children are introduced to Indians of Newfoundland, past and present. Projects refer to Indian legends, crafts and traditions.
The unit winds up with an Indian breakfast (parents bring an Indian dish). Parents view a folder of the child's work and computer skills. The students dress appropriately for the finale - the showing of the movie, The Indian In The Cupboard.