Project 2: Same and Different - Study of 3 Provinces:
Newfoundland, Manitoba and British Columbia

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Maurice Hynes
(mjhynes@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)
School: St. Thomas Aquinas
P.O. Box 299
Port au Port, NF
A0N 1T0
Tel: (709) 648-2260
Grade Level: Grade 6
Number of Students: 20
Project Start and Finish Dates: September, 1998 - December, 1998

  Project Overview

The aim of this project is to develop research skills. These skills will be enhanced by using computers for the Internet and Encarta. Students will also learn basic skills such as saving information on disk, making file cards on disk and printing necessary information (notes) on hard copy.

Students will make oral presentations, write a research paper and correspond with students from each of the other provinces through e-mail and written correspondence.

This project will introduce students to a wide variety of information sources by way of the Internet and written correspondence. This project will also make comparisons of three provinces East, West and Central, their history, cultural make up, population growth or decline, natural resources, industry and geography.

Goals - Intended Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will use the Internet as a communication tool.
  2. Students will learn how to collect, record, analyze and interpret data.
  3. Students will learn that there are many sources of information, correspondence (personal), government agencies, private companies, etc.
  4. Students will make presentations; oral and written on various topics related to the provinces studied.

  Curriculum Connections

This project will be a multidisciplinary approach.

The various subjects will be Computer Studies, Language Arts, Science, Math and Social Studies.

  • Students will learn how to use the Internet, upload and download files, how to send and receive e-mail messages.
  • Students will learn research skills, make notes, write research paper from and make oral presentations.
  • Students will learn how to graph demographics, interpret data from graphs.
  • Students will learn how to make comparisons of similarities and differences in culture, industry, education, population growth, rural and urban changes.

  Evaluation

  • Students will be addressed on their written research.
  • Students will be addressed on mapping, graphing and tabling skills.
  • Students will be addressed on oral presentations.
  • Students will be addressed on their computer skills to upload and download files, save information from a disk and retrieve information on a disk.
  • Students will learn to work in groups and interact with each other.

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