Project 1- Our Town, Canada

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Lorne Penney, Principal
Grade 6 Social Studies & Language Arts Teacher
Ray Brown (Grade 5 teacher) will also participate
School: Ralph Harnum Memorial
P.O. Box 58
Hawkes Bay, Nfld
A0K 3B0
Tel. 248-5197
Grade Level: Grade 5 & 6
Number of Students: 23 students
Project Start and Finish Dates: January 31, 1999
March 31, 1999
Project's URL:

  Project Overview

We are going to write a comprehensive report on our town including pictures and maps and based on the following pre-determined headings; Location, Landscape, Industrial Base, Transportation, Recreation, Housing, Health Care, Tourism, Social Concerns, and any other unique information.

This project will be mainly done by the grade 6 class with some help from the grade 5 class in writing the report. We will post this report to our school home page and make it available to other schools so that they can complete similar projects.

The goals of the project are:

  1. To do a fairly complete report on our town
  2. To learn how to design and compose a web page.
  3. To use technology tools such as a digital camera, flatbed scanner, and related software.
  4. To develop a better understanding why and how our town exists.
  5. To gain an appreciation of our history.

  Curriculum Connections

Social Studies:
Collecting pictures, taking pictures with the digital camera. Collecting information regarding our town and its history.

Language Arts:
Writing, researching, and discussing.

Communications Technology:
Accessing the world wide web and using technology tools to help develop effective communications skills.

Curriculum Objectives:
To use writing and a variety and a variety of media products to express themselves. to develop skills in researching information.
to develop an appreciation for our heritage and its cultural value
to gain a greater understanding of our history.
to learn how to create home pages and how to maintain them.
to learn how to publish data to the world wide web.

  Resource Connections

Our school computer lab is networked and operational with 24 hour Internet access. We will be using the Internet to upload our project to our school home page and to contact other schools to invite them to participate in our project.
We will be using such software as Microsoft Front Page 98 and Image Composer 1.5, a flatbed scanner, a digital camera, and Eudora Light.


We have already begun this project and we see it as an exciting adventure. It will give us an opportunity to present some valuable information about our small town and invite other small town students to do the same. This, we hope, will be the beginning of a data base on small towns that can be available to students across Canada. Our project provides us with the opportunity to learn much about the Internet and technology software that will help make us very technology literate. It also provides us with an opportunity to use develop and improve our writing and research skills.

Our School Board has provided us with a very modern Windows NT 4.0 Computer Network and the Internet access provided by the sponsorship of the Stellar Schools program gives us the opportunity to be on par with any school in the world.
We have also submitted this proposal as a grassroots project.

  Project Summary

Summaries will be added as they become available.

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