Project 1: Climatic Analysis of North America
One of the goals of the grade 7 social studies program is to exposed students to the many facets of North America. Probably the most interesting and dynamic aspect of any continent would be its climatic patterns and there effect upon the people living there. It is this very feature that this project will focus upon.
In order to develop in students a greater appreciation of the dynamic nature of North America's climate, and its various effects upon the people living in North America, students will be ask to go "on line" to gather first hand information about our climate. This data will be collected over a 5 months period for various areas of North America. Once this data is complete students will be asked to write a climatic analysis of their findings.
Furthermore, to help students gain a better appreciation of the effects of climate upon peoples lives, students will collaborate with another grade 7 class in Rankin Inlet, North West Territories.
This project will meet course objectives in the following areas:
Development of good presentation and communication skills.
Development of good graphing skills.
Development of good research/searching techniques.
Appreciation for the effects of climatic patterns upon peoples lives, including leisure,
work, and culture development.