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Grade 4: Social Studies: Bonjour

Instructional Design: Sharon Prefontaine

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
Specific Outcomes:
Topic C: Alberta: A Comparative Study With Quebec
The students will demonstrate an awareness of Canada as a bilingual country, and develop an understanding and appreciation for the province Quebec.

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.

General Outcomes:
Quebec’s geography and lifestyle.

Canada is a bilingual country.

The Quebecois are an interesting group of
fellow Canadians.  

Essential Questions:
Where is Quebec in relation to Alberta?
What are the landscapes found in Quebec?
What are there differences in language, customs and lifestyle?
How do these differences enrich our country ?
Why would I want to have a pen pal with someone in Quebec?  

Students will know:
How to log in.
How to access the Internet.
Basic word processing skills.
Reword information(plagiarism).
How to locate,organize, interpret, record info.
Topic sentences.
Organization of paragraphs.

Students will be able to:
1. Use Process Skills (Info gathering, mapping,geography,analyzing,evaluating).
2.  Communication Skills.
3.  Participation Skills.

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
You will be doing a project on Topic C: Alberta: A Comparative Study With Quebec.  You will do these 3 sections: a. Research Information  b. Organize Information  c. Present Information .(postcard)

You will learn how to write an informative and interesting postcard.
You will learn how to correctly address a postcard.

A Francophone student attending EFJ will come for a visit near the end of the project to answer questions about her home province. A friend will also be there to help with the translation.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
1. Rubric
2. Peer Evaluation
3. Teacher Assessment
4. Students’ actual project.

Self Assessment
Student self-assessment (which will be done at the end of this project)

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities
1. Students brainstorm questions they want answered about Quebec.
     Place Web research template in exercise folder.

2. Supply research resources:
-Log in
-Drag Web Research document into individual disk space
-Explain how to get pictures from Inspiration library.
-Show how to direct link to Internet from Inspiration template
-Show how to copy and paste pictures from  Internet to Inspiration.

3. Students research and record information. Print out Inspiration document.

4. Students synthesize information and write an informative postcard to family back home in Alberta.

5. Students learn how to properly address a  postcard.

6. Students locate a picture from the Internet that they want to use for the front of the computer and as a stamp by using Google.ca<images.

7. Students share their postcards.

8. Peer evaluation.

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)

Research Web.ins
Inspiration File        


        Click to download Rubric

Student Exemplars

The following exemplars represent an excellent and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.  NB - You will need AppleWorks 6.x installed on your computer to view.

        Adequate.cwk        Limited.cwk

 Last Modified: 15 August,2005