Project 3: The Fabulous Friendship Club

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Goals
Curriculum Connections
Resource Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teacher:Lionel Forsey
Address:St. James' Elementary
P.O. Box 1060
Channel - Port aux Basques, NF.
A0M 1C0
Grade Level:6
Number of Students:20
Project Start and Finish Dates:January 1997 - May 1997

  Project Overview

The class will be writing paragraphs describing interesting places and activities where they live including information such as time zones, climate, land masses, location, environment, natural resources, and historical heritage. They will then post by E-mail to the homepage of the friendship club. The students can keep track of the various communities and countries involved in the project.

  Goals

  1. Students will learn about the Intemet

  2. Students will strengthen the relationship between their school and other parts of the world.

  3. Students will share with other people what makes us unique.

  4. Students will learn about time zones and travelling around the globe utilizing computer technology.

  Curriculum Connections

This project will fit into our Language Arts, Social Studies, and Computer Studies programs. The children can tell somebody else where we are found in the world, use time zones, and learn about the global community.

As part of their language program they will write, revise, edit, and prepare the documents to send to another class by E-mall. They will then publish on the homepage of the Fabulous Friendship Club and this information will then be accessible to the world.

The intended learning outcomes of this project re: Technology Educators will be:

  1. An understanding of online communication and it's use.

  2. How to send E-mall.

  3. Writings and communication skills developed.

  4. Give the students a growing awareness of their community and the global community.

  5. Give the students' exposure to the information highway and how quickly they can communicate with other parts of the world.

  Resource Connections

  1. Pictures and other related documents will be scanned using our flatbed scanner so that they will be included in our finished product.

  2. Paint Shop Pro and L View will be used to enhance our documents.

  3. The paragraphs will be typed on the computer keyboards and then they will be sent to the homepage.

  4. Though our computer classes we will keep track of the various places and put them on a world map in our classroom.

  Evaluation

One of the main outcomes of this project will be to see how well the students can locate the various places in an atlas or on a world map. They can read about other cultures and thus get a better understanding of other parts of the world. It will provide the children the opportunity to travel to various parts of the world and help them realize the worth of their own community while seeing the value of others'.

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