Project 1: Culture

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Project Overview
Goals
Curriculum Connections
Resource Connections
Evaluation
  General Information
Lead Teacher(s): Reg Pretty
School: Clarenville Middle School
Grade Level: Grade 7
Number of Students: 21
Project Start and Finish Dates: January 1999 to June 1999
Project's URL:

   Project Overview

The grade seven social studies program is an extensive study of life in North America. Through an exchange of information with other students living in another part of this continent our students will learn to appreciate the variety of life styles that exist from a social-economic, geographical and historical perspective. A variety of topics will be addressed as they are studied in accordance with our curriculum for the grade seven social studies program. They include, weather and climate, consuming and producing goods, government structures etc...

   Goals

  1. Develop co-operative learning skills.
  2. Exposure to peer learning activity.
  3. Develop communication skills through use of the Internet.
  4. Develop an understanding of and appreciation for the variety of life styles that exist in our continent.

   Curriculum Connections

In addition to the social studies curriculum, this project will be of benefit in Language Arts as a communication, research and presentation skill development technique.

   Resource Connections

  1. Internet connection by way of Cable Atlantic and STEM~NET
  2. Scanner, Digital camera and Video camera provide by Clarenville Middle School
  3. Social Studies text and other print material associated with the grade 7 program
  4. Data gathered by way of instrument reading.{ thermometer, barometer, etc..}

   Evaluation

Through linking with a peer group to collaborate information gathered forms a large part of evaluation. To observe the development of good research, presentation and communication skills is a vital part as well. The knowledge base of our continent and its people that should come about as a result of this project should prove a valuable learning experience for all participants.

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