Project 3: Developing a School Website and E-Mail Address for The Nfld Pony that can be Continually Updated in Future Years.
This area was once a haven for horses and ponies involved in the lumber woods and as the family's source of power. It is very much a valuable part of our student's heritage. It is also an excellent theme to teach a number of ideas and skills - from "Horse Power" (Pony Power?), Environment Issues, Biology, Social Questions to Physical Driving Skills! And with this project an opportunity to serve a charity through the internet - a link from past to future, from rural roots to cyberspace.
Students will gather information from a variety of written/oral/pictorial/experiential sources and use writing/wordprocessing skills for a text and graphic page with imbedded links to horse genetics, care and interest groups world wide. They also will see origins of some of our language (chomping at the bit - "hold your horses!")
Students will create graphs of pony population statistics as it is known, both province wide and locally.
Learn abut their own communities, and the important place the ponies had in them.
Something of genetics; biology of the horse; how people can live quite happily with the sustainable, low energy consumption of real horse power - (and of the human work involved!). Something of the history of work, energy and power.
A sense for what is valuable and what is not. A sense for the mystery of communication - both among ourselves and inter species. A sense of control and power, and humility and respect.
The page text will be bilingual, translated by the French class.
The Stellar Schools Internet Connection will give our students access:
This project will enable our students to extend research under taken by Grade 5 last year to include more extensive use of word processing, graphics, E-Mail, internet and web site technology.