Murphy - S. Studies/Lang. Arts/Comp. Studies
||L.R. Ash Elementary
P.O. Box 40
Tel: (709) 467-2685
|Number of Students:
|Project Start and
- February, 1998
The Grade 6 Social Studies uses as its
main curriculum resource the text book, Our Country
Canada. This text is outdated and often times the
students questions regarding current governing
elected officials, population size, tourist attractions
and natural resources can not be readily answered. This
project would alleviate this problem by enabling them to
access government websites and retrieve current and
Main curriculum areas:
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
Curriculum plans for school:
- Integration of several subject
- Student directed learning.
- Integration of technology into the
Following General Learning Outcomes and
Intended Learning outcomes for subject areas.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
- Examine the organization of formal
groups (government) and how they contribute to
- Examine how economic resources
influence development of communities.
- Examine how formal groups respond
to the needs of the people.
- Analyze the factors that influence
the size of communities.
- Develop a vocabulary of words that
describe and explain the levels of government.
- Use the writing process to produce
documents based on the information retrieved
through the Internet.
- Present orally and in writing,
information they have acquired through this
- Through e-mail make written
requests to government agencies for specific
- Demonstrate knowledge of
- Identify ways in which information
and communications technologies are used.
- Develop a vocabulary of
terminology and language related to the selected
- Use communications tools to
access, evaluate and select appropriate
Through a recent CAP proposal, L. R.
Ash Elementary will be connected to the Internet. The
funding for this proposal will enable us to provide
internet access to the 24 computers in our computer lab.
However, once the funding from CAP runs out, we would
benefit greatly from being a Stellar School. Our
schools enrollment from Kindergarten to Grade Six
is less than 150, and shrinking every year. To provide
the money for internet access beyond the end of the CAP
project, would be extremely difficult without the Stellar
It is our hope to provide satellite
feed for our school through fundraising efforts over the
next few years.
Our students will link to government
websites for the ten provinces and two territories and
access information that is relevant to their Social
- Students will become acquainted
with and use e-mail to make requests for
information to appropriate government agencies.
- Students will develop and present
orally and through their portfolios "My
Country Canada", information on the
provinces and territories of Canada.
- Students will link to other sites
through the internet that may provide additional
- Students will analyze how people
interact with their physical environment to
create their social environment.
Our country, Canada is a vast nation.
Through the internet and the students experiences
with it, we hope to make the study of Canada a little
less daunting as each student pursues their own personal
quest for knowledge of their country.