Project 1: Cyberfair '97
The class will be designing a Home Page to enter into the International Schools Cyberfair '97. The title of our entry will be Port aux Basques: Historical Attractions.
Port aux Basques is the gateway to Newfoundland. We would like to do up an entry on historical landmarks in the area, such as the recent archaeological find in Cape Ray where an extinct native population lived. We would also like to complete a report on the oldest granite lighthouse located in Rose Blanche. A marine navigational device, the Mushrow Astrolabe, one of two known to exist will be researched. Port aux Basques, historically home to the Basques fisherman, will be researched.
A Home Page enhancing these and other historical attractions will help to make Port aux Basques an interesting place to visit and explore.
This project will fit into our Language Arts, Social Studies, and Computer Studies programs. The children will be given topics related to Port aux Basques to research as part of their Social Studies program. They will go out into the community to research and interview the appropriate resource personnel.
As part of their language program they will have to edit, revise, and prepare the paper or document for transfer into HTML. (Hyper Text Marking Language). Then the document will be uploaded and published on the Internet at the Global Schoolhouse Site in Oregon, as part of our Computer Studies program. The published work will be accessed by the world.
The intended learning outcomes of this project re Technology Education will be:
One of the rules, as part of the learning process, is to evaluate five other home pages from various countries. By following the guidelines and evaluating other home pages, students will come to understand other cultures. They will link to other schools also. They will view and grade other students' home pages, thus reinforcing and enhancing the skills they have learned while creating their own.
This project will provide a valuable learning experience which will help the students interact and communicate in a technological world via the information highway.