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Grade 4 : A Comparison of Alberta and Quebec

Instructional Design: Marilyn Ogrodnick

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
Specific Outcomes:

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:
•There are similarities and differences in Alberta and Quebec’s geography and lifestyle.
•Canada is a bilingual country.
•The Quebecois and Albertans have contributed to the Canadian way of life.

Essential Questions:
What are the similarities/differences in Albertans’ and Quebecois’ lifestyle?
Why are there differences in language, customs and lifestyle?
How do these differences enrich the lives of Albertans/Quebecois?
What can we learn from one another?
What can we share with each other?
What changes would a family have to make moving from one province to another?

Students will know:
How to log in.
How to access the Internet.
Basic word processing skills.
Reword information(plagiarism).
How to footnote resources.
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 group 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 (slide show).

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. Show video, ‘Overview of Canada’.

2. Students go into groups. Show  resources.

3. Logon to Appleshare.
Insert support document (Internet addresses) into private folder
10 minutes to check out sites
How to use Inspiration (10 min.).* Rapid Fire and Arrange option.
Save and logoff

4. Students make slide show.
Introduce Claris slideshow:
       Select Draw program
       Select page direction (landscape)
       Select number of pages (across is easier) and page view (to see individual pages).
        Save as:initials.region name
       Open toolbox:Show Text boxes and how to copy image as object, not character.
       How to play slideshow
Begin slideshow

5. Peer evaluation.

6. Student presentations.

Key Design Elements

How will students know where they are going, why they are headed there, and how they will be evaluated?

How will you hook the students at the beginning of the unit?

What will help students experience the big idea of this unit?  How will you equip them with the needed skills and knowledge?

How will you get students to reflect and rethink?  How will you guide them in rehearsing, revising, and  refining their work?

How will students exhibit and self-evaluate their growing skills, knowledge and understanding?

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)

Click to download



Click to download Rubric
Enter screen shot of Rubric here


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 installed on your computer to view.



 Last Modified: 2 October,2003