This project is designed so that students may enrich their knowledge of the environment. At the end of the project it is hoped that the students will have become better citizens of the environment. It is the intent of the project to have the students access the Internet and have students take action - "either to enhance the environment or to communicate to other students in different schools about our environment."
Key words for this project are: (green school, students, action, enhance, communicate, technology and environment).
Students will establish contact with:
This project can be incorporated across different curriculums - language arts, social studies, science, etc. Specific projects could involve finding and downloading information on topics related to wildlife, conservation, the rain forest, pollution, recycling, over-fishing, etc.
The STELLAR Schools Internet connection will allow quicker and longer access for more of our students to get online.
Students will be able to surf the World Wide Web and connect with many other groups who have different and varied view-points on a wide range of environmental concerns.
We believe that this project will be of great educational value to our students. Students will accept Computer Technology as a user-friendly educational tool. The students' environmental action project will encourage students to take action, help improve and enhance their knowledge of the environment.
Students will have greatly enhanced communication skills at the end of the project. Most importantly, students will learn how to objectively handle serious environmental problems and become better environmental citizens entering into the new millennium.
Students will be evaluated on anecdotal recording, by teacher observation, and formal and informal testing. Oral or written projects will receive a letter or percentage grade.
Students' improved environmental awareness and attitudes will be a major component of the evaluation process.