Project 3: "Project Communities"

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Frank Touchings
(ftouchin@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

Valerie Pink
(vpink@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

Nathan Bernard
(nbernard@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

Erna Buckland
(ebucklan@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

Augusta Lawrence

School: St. Michael's Elementary
P.O Box 130
Rose Blanche, NF.
Tel: (709) 956-2300
Fax: (709) 956-2309
Grade Level: Two to Six
Number of Students: 52
Project Start and Finish Dates: April 1 to June 19, 1998

  Project Overview

This project is open for Grades two to six across our world. First, as an introduction all participants will send to each other a brief description and the location of their community.

Secondly, participants will provide each other with descriptions of their community facilities. These will include items such as transportation, resources, homes, recreation, education, climate, physical environment and services. This can provide the basis for curriculum based activities and comparisons on information shared between communities around the world.

Goals

Students will Learn how to:

  • Use the Internet as a communicating tool.
  • Locate and plot communities on a map.
  • Collect, record, make predictions, and analyze.
  • Record their data using graphs and tables.

  Curriculum Connections

Main Curriculum Areas

This project allows teachers to cover objectives in:

  1. Science
  2. Social Studies
  3. Math
  4. Language Arts
  5. Computer Science

School Curriculum Plans

Students Will:

  • Learn keyboarding skills, word processing skills, how to save, retrieve and print information from a disk, how to use the Internet, upload and download files, and how to send and receive e-mail messages as part of their computer science program.
  • Learn research, writing and communication skills. They will have to edit, revise, and prepare a final report on their findings as part of their Language Arts program.
  • Learn how to locate and plot different communities on maps as part of their Social Studies Program.
  • Learn how to use graphs and tables to record their data as part of their Math and Social Studies program , for example, temperature, population, and grade enrollments.
  • Learn about the different kinds of animal and plant life of communities around the world.

It is expected that students will learn about the many various resources each community may depend upon and the preservation techniques various cultures may have for their depleting resources.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Strengthen their awareness of other communities around the world in relation to size, etc.
  • Be able to collect and record data using graphs and tables.
  • Strengthen their awareness of how communities can help each other in solving common problems.

Technology Education Objectives

Students will:

  • Have an understanding of the Internet as a way of communicating.
  • Be able to send and receive e-mail pertaining to each grade level.
  • Be able to upload and download files.
  • Be able to write letters using a word processor.
  • Be able to save and retrieve information from a disk.
  • Establish penal relationships.

  Evaluation

Students will:

  • Link with other students across the country using online communication to share their information.
  • Learn that the computer is a tool.
  • Develop map, graphing and tabling skills.
  • Interact with each other.

The tasks indicated will help students' with understanding of the concepts. The teacher will be able to assess the written work

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