||St. Thomas Aquinas
P.O. Box 299
Port au Port, NF
Tel: (709) 648-2260
||Grads 1 & 2
|Number of Students:
|Project Start and
||March, 1998 - April,
This project on Rain Forests is designed to reacquaint
the grade two students and to introduce the grade one
class to knowledge, an appreciation of the plight of some
of the world's rainforests.
Last year students in grade one completed a theme on
rainforests, but there was so much more to learn that
students are enthusiastic about returning to this theme
using a multi curriculum approach.
Main Curriculum Areas:
This project will enable teachers involved to cover
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
Project Rain Forests fits in with one of our school's
improvement goals to increase scientific study.
School Curriculum Plan:
The proposed project will:
- Integrate several instructional areas in one
- Allow students to use individual abilities
obtaining information from the Internet.
- Enable students to help plan the work to be done
on this theme.
- Allow children to learn from each other more
readily because of the technology used.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will obtain or have the opportunity to:
- A clear idea of what a rain forest is, and where
they are located.
- Knowledge about the various layers of plant life
in a rain forest.
- Describe how each rain forest layer is
interdependent and provides a home for various
forms of life.
- Use units of metric measurement to compare sizes
in the rain forest to sizes of object in their
- Knowledge about animals living in the rain
forests and problems they are experiencing.
- Knowledge about people living in the rain forests
in the past and present.
- Information about the importance of rain forests
to man and other inhabitants of our planet.
- Write and draw creatively using information about
- Develop an appreciation for different cultures.
- Make some educated predictions about the future
of our rain forests.
Current information including maps, graphs, etc., will
be available to individual studies or small groups of
students on this topic via the STELLAR Schools Project.
- Information books from various libraries or
- Primary Networks Reading Program.
- Current magazines and news papers.
- Science texts.
- Interested science teachers from other schools.
- Students will be able to locate and describe some
of the world's rain forests.
- Students will know some of the reasons why rain
forests are unique and beneficial to the world.
- Students will learn about the various inhabitants
of rain forests.
- Students will learn about the problems many of
our rain forests are experiencing.
- Read and write stories about rain forests.
- Formulate theories re: the future of rain
- Share information with other students about rain
This will be for the most part, the students first
experience with the Internet. Hopefully this will be a
motivating experience for young children learning about
some of the fascinating aspects of rain forest life.
Several instructional areas will overlap as the classes
obtain knowledge in Math, Science, Language Arts and