Economic conditions in Stephenville Crossing and surrounding communities prevent many of our students from exploring the world through travel. Becoming a Stellar school would enable our students to travel through other communities via the Internet. Most children in our school do not have access to home computers or the World Wide Web. Our school certainly is the ideal place to introduce our students to this concept.
Newfoundland is an island with a unique history and culture, and culture is an integral part of what defines a community. Our goals would be:
Our students learn about a variety of cultures, both similar and different from their own - fishing, farming, mining and political (capitals) communities. By connecting with other fishing communities, for example, students will learn to appreciate the vast differences that exist from one fishing community to another.
Using the Internet, e-mail, and our own Web site, students will use their writing skills to promote their culture, as well as gather information on their own level of ability.
We wish to promote a web communication between other communities and our own.
Learning Outcomes For Provincial Curriculum:
The intended learning outcomes of this project follow the Provincial Curriculum in the fact that it encourages children to use their listening, reading and writing skills and promotes these skills through the use of the Internet.
Learning Outcomes For Technology Education:
The K-3 students who are given the opportunity to connect with the Stellar school's Internet will, by nature of the Internet, gain an understanding of an unlimited source of information.
Our committee feels that it is important for today's students to have a global understanding and inquisitive desire to learn about the many and varied cultures that make up our world.