There are several students in our grade seven that should be receiving some enrichment activities. Teachers attempt to involve them in such activities as much as possible. This project would involve a group of these students. The students in groups of two will be asked to compose a brief history of each of the four towns served by our school; i.e. Catalina, Little Catalina, Melrose, and Port Union. These will be uploaded to our homepage.
This exercise uses the "Writing Process" as outlined in our objectives for Language Arts; i.e. prewriting, jot notes, first draft, editing and publishing.
According to "A Curriculum Framework for Technology Education", students in the intermediate level will:
The finished products of this project will be used as a resource for our Grade Five Social Studies Course. They will also be "held up" as examples of good writing projects for students in the grades 4 through 6.
The students involved in this project will be at the higher level on the ability scale; to challenge them, they need to engage in projects that have a useful purpose. By placing this project on our homepage, they would be really performing a useful service. Most people do not know much about the history of these towns. The Cabot 500 celebrations have sparked an interest in this area of Canada and the information provided via this project could be useful to prospective tourists. Hence, the STEM~Net Stellar Schools Program is absolutely essential to this project: its the only way we can have this information placed on a homepage.
Other resources to be used in the project are: