Project 1: Language Arts - Grade Six

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Marguerite Mercer
(mlmercer@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)
School: St. Peter's Elementary
Upper Island Cove, NF
A0A 1G0
Telephone: (709) 589-2624
Grade Level: Grade Six
Number of Students: 17 students.
Project Start and Finish Dates: January - March, 1998

  Project Overview

The grade six students in the Language Arts program are studying education and lifestyles in various other countries, with the purpose of contacting students of similar ages for correspondence. The project would encompass the following topics:

- writing
- use of technology, especially e-mail
- education experiences
- cultural experiences
- exchange of information

Students will be encouraged to link up with other students of similar age via the Internet. Hopefully, all students will learn some information about another culture and will be able to correspond with each other through e-mail.

  Curriculum Connections/Learning Outcomes

This project will integrate with the technology program as well as social studies and languages arts.

The following are the Learning Outcomes for this project:

- to be able to understand enough technology to use the Internet and e-mail.

- to be able to research topics and present their findings to others via the Internet.

- to be able to write pieces of correspondence using the keyboard.

- to learn about life in another country.

- to be able to compose letters.

  Resource Connections

A series of networked computers capable of running WWW software.

  Evaluation

- Keep a record of all correspondence

- Write a journal entry describing his/her thoughts on the project when completed

- Compose a letter to the school in the country they have chosen thanking the students for participating.

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