Project 3: Local Action Goes Global

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Curriculum Connections
Learning Outcomes
Resource Connections
Evaluation
General Impact of Proposal

  General Information

Lead teacher for this Project will be Elroy Grandy, Learning Resources/Technology Teacher at Partanna Academy. The students involved will be members of the School's Global Education Club which will include a select group of Grade seven students. All of them will receive online experience during the course of the school year. Because the Global Education Club will be reconstituted each September, more of them will be involved the following year, and the years after that.

The Project will commence in November, 1996, and hopefully, will continue indefinitely.

  Project Overview

The Project is to be called Local Action Goes Global or LAGG for short. The schools and towns in our area have various environmental initiatives in place, include recycling, beautification and conservation projects. We propose to gather details from the groups responsible and then create a web homepage to share what we have learned. On the homepage, we will ask visitors to let us know what is happening to protect the environment in their area and add that information to the LAGG home page.

Our School Global Education will have an e-mail account to which project descriptions may be sent. We will also contact schools via e-mail to discover the environmental initiatives they may have in place. These contacts will be first, from within the Province, and then hopefully, nationally, and internationally.

  Curriculum Connections

This Project will involve several areas of the Curriculum. The most obvious will include Language Arts, Environmental Issues, keyboarding, and word processing. Both Grades 8 and 9 Science Programs have units of study related to the theme of the Project.

  Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. use the Internet to gather and share information related to what other schools and communities are doing with regard to environmental issues.

  2. work with a group to construct a web homepage to share the information gathered.

  3. monitor an e-mail account to collect information that will be added to the LAGG homepage.

  4. communicate electronically with students in other schools for the purpose of gathering information.

  Resource Connections

Without the STELLAR School Internet Connection, this project will not be possible. Only such communication capability will allow club members to collaboratively operationalize the objectives as laid out above.

Other resources at the disposal of the Project include the computer lab at our School. We have 14 networked stations, scanner and laser printer that will help us to meet the above objectives. All of these resources are permanently on site, accessible and available.

  Evaluation

Evaluation of the Project will be done by examining the stated objectives. The following checklist will serve to determine if objectives have been met:

The student:

  1. used the Internet to gather and share information related to what other school and communities are doing with regard to environmental issues.

  2. helped to construct a web homepage to share the information gathered.

  3. monitored an e-mail account to collect information that will be added to the LAGG homepage.

  4. communicated electronically with students in other schools for the purpose of gathering information.

  General Impact of Proposal

General impact of the Project on the school and curriculum can be accurately accessed by determining the amount of information gathered, the amount of interest, and the general knowledge of environmental issues displayed by the participants.

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