Project 2: "Knights and Dragons"

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Marg Perrier
School: St. Anne's Elementary
P.O. Box 7, Site 4
St. George, NF.
A0N L2O
Tele: (709) 647-3593
Fax: (709) 647-3593
Grade Level: Three and Four
Number of Students: 13
Project Start and Finish Dates: November 26 to December 19, 1998

  Project Overview

This topic allows students to explore a remote concept where they are constantly invited to ask new questions and find new answers. They anticipate wonder, and search as they explore the topic in detail. They will develop skills through centers where computers, e.g. the Internet, will be a major source.

  Curriculum Connections

Main Curriculum Areas

  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Art
  • Social Studies

School Curriculum Areas

  • Integration of subject areas.
  • Taking into consideration individual Learning abilities.
  • Designing student centered instruction.
  • Using computer technology in the instructional process.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO's)

Students will:

  • Be aware of the features and elements that contribute to story structure.
  • Become aware of the special vocabulary and concepts that relate to a particular time and place.
  • Will be provided with varied models of language use.
  • Will be provided with language experience, reading component, and instructional component.
  • Will build an increasing knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and capitalization within the concept of their language experience.
  • Will explore the meanings of words and concepts, sentence structure and letter sound relations.
  • Will be exposed to a classroom and school environment rich in learning experiences and print which will encourage them and motivate them to use and produce language.
  • Will become familiar with life in the middle ages, through research of this period.
  • Will learn about the different types of armor worn by a knight.
  • Will gain map skills in following directions.
  • Will be able to collaborate in the research processes of collecting, organizing and presenting information. (By use of the Internet).

  Resource Connections

  • Internet.
  • Video.
  • Extensive supply of information books.

  Evaluation

  • Checklists.
  • Observation.
  • Work Samples (Creative Writing).
  • Written Tests.
  • Oral Quiz.

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