Project 2: Memorial Page of Honour

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Keith Russell - Challenging Needs Teacher
(kerussel@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)
School: Indian River Elementary
P.O. Box 459
Springdale, NF
A0J 1T0
Tel: (709) 673-3715
Fax: (709) 673-4419
Grade Level: K - 6 but open to all students. The expectation is that as the project develops, a group of 10-12 grade six students will be directly involved in putting the collected data together.
Number of Students: Open to all students
Project Start and Finish Dates: February, 1998 - June, 1998. These dates would be the data collection time frame. During this time information would be prepared for presentation on designated web site, Indian River Home Page.

September, 1998 - November, 1998. These dates would be the time frame in which other web site linkages would be researched and included in our project web site. By the end of this time a final web page would be completed and placed on the Internet, directly linked to the school's home page.

  Project Overview

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.

  Curriculum Connections

Social Studies:

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.

Language Arts:

This project will develop skills in the following areas:

  1. Reading and interpreting
  2. Writing summaries
  3. Research
  4. Interviewing, discussion, and questioning

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  1. Data collection on topic of importance to cross-section of the student population
  2. Participation in an ongoing project of data collection
  3. Students will investigate information on specific veterans
  4. Students will display information on a variety of layouts
  5. Create web links with related topics
  6. Develop web pages about the project using HTML and other programs

  Resource Connections

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.

  Evaluation

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.

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