Project and Objectives
Students will research basic information on
seals, in general, found in the Newfound area.
This could include kinds, numbers, habitats,
food, enemies, etc. Students will understand
the historic importance of the seal hunt to the
Newfoundland people. Using various sources,
student will research why the seal hunt became
controversial in the seventies . Students
will investigate the effect, if any, that seals
have on the cod fishery.
The project is student-centered:
Students will do the work on this project with
help from the two teachers. They will decide
who to interview and where to gather
information that they need. The work will be
done in groups using jot notes and a matrix
chart. Students will search the internet to
obtain relevant information. They will place
the information that they found on the
Main steps of this project:
- Information search (using a variety of resources)
- Prepare a database using:
- researched facts
- discussion groups
- selection of relevant material
- Writing, revising and editing
- Publish project.
Evaluation will be ongoing as the students work through the project to determine if the proposed learning outcomes have been met.