Project 2 - Christmas Around the World
||Upper Gullies Elementary School
P.O. Box 70
Upper Gullies, NF
Start and Finish Dates:
Students will be searching for and inviting countries around the world to write about
their Christmas traditions and/or customs. Responses from other countries will be written
In addition to the Chirstmas traditions, other information will be sought:
This project will allow students to get other international students' ideas and views
about where they live.
- Climate conditions in their countries, temperature, rainfall and snowfall
- Location: Longitude and Latitude
- General information about the countries involved: language, currency, resources,
Main Curriculum Areas Relating to the Project:
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
|Department of Education Learning
|Differences in countries diversity because of climate location.
||Would be able to receive information from local sources.|
|Graphing - Temperature, Rainfall, Snowfall.||Would be able to receive
regional information from local sources.|
|Writing reports - Comparing differences and penpal exchanges||Would be able
to share information among students of the same age and background.|
|Technology Education Learning
|Collaborate with distant students and teachers on control projects and
problems||Compare common and different problems among the participants.|
|Demonstrate a knowledge of the nature and characteristics of a variety of media
communication systems.||Compare the effectiveness of various forms of communication
in gathering and sharing information.|
|Develop a vocabulary of terminology and language related to selected
communications technologies.||To be aware of and use the terminology used in
|To work effectively in several communications media||Use of print,
pictures, charts, etc|
The connection would provide for immediate, accurate and up-to-date sharing of information
between us and the country being studied.
Various world maps, reference books, CD-ROM technology, and other resources related to the
region would supplement the connection.
|Expected Date||Outcome or
|November '98||Begin setting up contacts around the world||December
|December '98||Begin Student links to people and web-sites around the
|Throughout the year||Contact maintained with student penpals and new links
searched to supplement the Grade 4 Social Studies curriculum.||June '98|
Part of the project would involve sharing web pages, students writing to individual
students in an e-mail forum, sharing local news, weather, etc.
Students will correspond with questions and answers based upon what they have read. Also
at the end of each region, evaluation would include a summary of things learned through
the connection with each country.
Summaries will be added as they become available.