|Lead Teachers:||Norma-Jean Kuta and Bill Dunne|
|School:||St. Stephen's High School|
P.O. Box 5100
| Grade Level:||Senior High French Immersion Students |
|Project Start and Finish Dates:|| April - June 1997|
Students who are studying French need to avail of the myriad of French Resource Material that could be accessed through the Internet. They
need to be aware that French is indeed a living language and it is not isolated to the artificial setting of a classroom.
- To allow students to access French magazines, newspapers, and other current research materials.
- To promote a further awareness of the Francophone culture of Newfoundland, Canada and the world.
- To establish communication via written( and hopefully audio) correspondence to further practise their knowledge of their second language.
- To familiarize students with the certain aspects of computer technology needed to access the Internet.
- to develop an understanding of the technology and terminology required to use E-mail.
- to develop the ability to access more French reading material of varying interests.
- to develop an understanding of the technology and the vocabulary required to surf the Internet.
- to develop research techniques that pertain to the Internet.
- to use the Internet to develop new strategies to further their access to research.
FRENCH LANGUAGE CLASSES:
By corresponding to PENPALS from a french milieu, the students will practice both their reading and writing skills (grammar, structure,
vocabulary, etc.). This positive stimulus would heighten interest and respect for their target language and promote tolerance for different
Reading For Pleasure
Students will access more French reading material
of varying interests.
SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES:
Students need to be able to analyze real-life case scenarios for
these courses to see their relevance to today's society. They need a hands-on approach to make these courses more meaningful.
Current Events are crucial to these courses. Without up-to-date information on world issues, these courses cannot survive. Students
need to see that they are learning about real events that are being covered by real newspapers. Students need to judge the opinions of
others concerning world events that can impact on their lives.