Project 2: Memorial Page of Honour
Students of Indian River from grades kindergarten to six will assist in creating a database of Veterans of War. Initial data collection will focus on family members related to Indian River students. These family members will have served in wither World War I, World War II, and/or the Korean Conflict. This information would include pictures, enlistment information, postings overseas, parts of service records, display of medals, war correspondence, etc. Information will be compiled and organized on an information web page. This project will then be expanded to encompass the surrounding areas of Springdale. The local Legion, Branch 40, would be a vital source of information.
Students from the grade six class will be required to prepare and update the data on the response to their search. They must also be prepared to supply information to distant sites who wish to join this project.
The major outcome for this project will be the focus on the historical and social importance of the war in general and in particular on the significant role played by many residents of the immediate area. All students within the school will be assisted in acquiring the realization that members of their own family and friends families put their lives at risk so that future generations could enjoy peace and freedom.
Students will also explore the concept of war and develop time lines of recent wars and relate these wars to cause and effect.
This project will develop skills in the following areas:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
For the past two years a Memorial Wall of Fame has been a major part of the school's Remembrance Day celebrations. This project will enhance this wall and provide information through the Internet to other related sites, and vice versa.
The learning outcomes previously listed will be used to determine the level of achievement by participating students along with anecdotal notes and observations by the lead teacher.
This project would be an ongoing project and gradually expand to numerous other web sites. Additional information would be shared through electronic mail from visitors to the school's web site and Memorial Wall link.