Persalvic High School, in conjunction with Windsor Pentecostal Elementary, has teamed up to do a historical project on Cabot's discovery. As Newfoundland celebrates its 500th anniversary this year, the awareness of Newfoundland's history will increase co nsiderably. The voyage of John Cabot, the places he visited, as well as the vessel on which he and his crew sailed, will prepare a medium for tourists to research Newfoundland and find interesting facts that relate this province to Cabot's discovery. Bo th schools will be committed to researching information revolving around the historical discovery of John Cabot and how it is significant to the development of our great province. Both research projects will be reviewed and evaluated for content, and onc e the final projects for each school are established, HTML programming will allow each class the opportunity to prepare their project for viewing via the Internet.
In a unit on Explorers, the students studied the paths taken by various explorers of Newfoundland, including John Cabot. This project will enrich and enhance this unit.
Before the actual posting of the information on the internet, students are responsible for gathering and compiling appropriate information that will lead to a well-written report on John Cabot and The Matthew.
As part of their Technology module, the students are to develop communications skills. These skills include image digitizing, file conversion and manipulation, uploading and downloading, HTML programming, and basic electronic communication.
Students who will take part in this project from Persalvic are divided into 2 separate classes. For the purposes of internet communication and downloading, they are limited to 3 computers in the entire school which are spread out in different locations. We are in the process of developing a Windows network in our lab, which will give access to another 25-30 computers. A slip connection to our lab would greatly enhance this task.
We have purchased a Windows NT server, a flatbed color scanner, graphic software, and have installed a telephone line to help our students gain access to the internet, and develop their homepages.
This team approach will provide the participants the opportunity to: