Upper Island Cove, NF
Telephone: (709) 589-2624
||Grade Eight (Social Studies)
|Number of Students:
|Project Start and
||January - March,
The grade eight students in our school are learning
about the cultures and cultural groups of selected world
regions. The regional study includes the following key
concepts and topics:
- cultural diversity
- history and geographic setting
- political and economic development
- artistic expression
- contemporary issues
- future prospects
The intent of this Stellar project is to enhance an
existing and ongoing resource-based unit. Each group of
(4) students are to choose and do a through research
project on a country and the cultural groups of that
This resource-based unit has been
specifically developed for the grade eight social studies
program, prescribed by the Dept. of Education.
As a Stellar project, it integrates as
well with the technology program of our school.
These are the Learning Outcomes:
The students shall:
- value the importance of historical
events on the evolution of world cultures.
- develop an understanding of
causality as it applies to world cultures.
- recognize the uniqueness of
different world cultures.
- value other world cultures.
- appreciate that people have
similar needs regardless of their cultural
- recognize the difficulties of
meeting needs in certain cultures.
- recognize that a diversity of
factors influence lifestyles.
The students shall:
- learn how to access the Internet.
- conduct a search for information
related to the culture and cultural group of a
selected world region.
- select specific items of
information by distinguishing between relevant
and irrelevant information.
- learn how to download information
(text and graphical) for use.
- record the source of the
Because the World Order is changing so rapidly (i.e.,
the collapse of the Soviet Union), the Stellar Internet
connection would provide our students with an invaluable
resource to "up-to-date" information.
- print and electronic encyclopedia (CD-ROMS)
- Computer programs (i.e., PC Globe)
- Computer lab - 16 networked PCs.
- Group evaluation will be based on the final,
in-depth research paper.
- Students will also be evaluated on their ability
to work independently and cooperatively in group
settings using the resources available (i.e., the
Internet technology and accessing and retrieving