Project 2: Winter Olympics

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Barry Pack - Computer Studies Teacher
(bspack@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

Linda Lodge - Grade 5 Social Studies Teacher
(llodge@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

School: Catalina Elementary
Catalina, NF
A0C 1J0
Tel: (709) 469-2263/2265
Grade Level: Grade Five
Number of Students: 35
Project Start and Finish Dates: February 2 - February 27, 1998

  Project Overview

Our Grade Five class has agreed to keep the rest of the school updated as to what is happening during the Olympic Games in February. They will get all of this information by using the internet. They will read the articles, print them, prepare bulletin boards and go to other classrooms to give reports. All the information that they get will come from the Internet.

  Curriculum Connections

Social Studies

One of the goals of the Social Studies program is to promote the development of research skills (organizing, evaluating, and presenting information. This project is geared toward that goal. In addition, students will be learning the names and location of different countries of the world who are participating in the Olympics and this will give them an enriched general knowledge about our world.

Technology Education

This project will be aimed at the following goal as outlined in "A Curriculum Framework for Technology Education".

  • use communication tools to access, evaluate and select appropriate information and to create, modify and disseminate information.

  Resource Connections

The STEM~Net Stellar Schools program is essential to this project. This is the only way that our students could have in-school access to the Internet. A few of our students have access from their homes; however, this project will be carried out in school under teacher supervision. Hence multiple access to the internet is essential for the completion of this project.

  Evaluation

  • Students will become proficient at using the Internet to access and select appropriate information to accomplish the goals stated above.
  • Students will develop confidence in using today’s and even tomorrow’s technology to solve some of their problems.
  • Students will develop an appreciation for the internet as a tool for keeping us up to date on happenings around the world.

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