Changes in My Community
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The classroom teacher is responsible for developing appropriate instructional strategies (including resource-based learning) in the classroom, addressing different student needs and bringing enthusiasm and a variety of teaching approaches to the project. Knowing the individual strengths and needs of each student, the Language Arts subject teacher facilitates the English Language Arts Grades 7-9 Curriculum outcomes for the students by integrating classroom instruction with information literacy through collaboration with the teacher-librarian.
The teacher-librarian focuses on the information literacy outcomes with each student, acquires and uses information technology tools and skills to support student learning, and provides technology training for the students' presentation (word processing, webpage design and creation).
Schedule for Activities and Time Frame - From beginning to end, students were involved in the project for approximately 2 months using the classroom, library, and computer lab facilities.
Evaluation: Assessment of Students, Evaluation of Activity.
To reflect students' progress in working toward achievement of the learning outcomes of the Atlantic/APEF English Language Arts Curriculum, and to guide future instruction, the projects are mutually evaluated by the classroom teacher and teacher-librarian.
The Grade Eight Students learned about the following communities/school districts (that now comprise their Southern Kings school community:
Visitors to the Southern Kings Consolidated School Website http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings will be able to link to each of the individual community projects.
The following description of this project also invites visitors to share the students' learning... as a result of their interaction with community members (primary resources) in their local communities:
"We travel to Southern Kings Consolidated School, located in eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada, from neighboring communities such as Alliston, Lower Montague, Peters Road, Murray Harbour, Murray Harbour North, Sturgeon, Murray River, Panmure Island, Gaspereaux, Little Sands, and White Sands.
As a learning activity in our grade 8 language arts program, we researched our own communities in such areas as the arts and culture, economic life, history, environment and geography, using information gathered from interviews with many community members. We learned about some of the changes that have occurred in our local communities over the years, and the degree of self-sufficiency that existed in them in the past. Also, we developed an appreciation for and a sense of pride in our community heritage."