Grade 3-4 Curriculum Inquiry Projects - Round Two

Post a summary for each inquiry project being designed by teachers participating in this PD project. Complete the basic information fields in the chart below AND attach your document completed with your TL.

Teacher-Librarian: Susan Funk
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Heritage Fair Documentary
Project Title
Learning and Loving Heritage Fair
School / Teacher Name
Brevoort Park
Grade Level
4
Content Area
Social Studies/LA
Driving Question
What makes a great documentary movie? How do we tell a story?
Scenario Task
You are a documentary film maker. Convince funding agencies of the value of Heritage Fair as a learning
experience for grade school students.
TYPE of Communication
Persuasive/Informative
MODE of Communication
Film
Student Digital Product
Movie Maker film
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Teacher-Librarian:K.Smith
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc)
Project Summary:
Project Title
Bridges and Habitats.
School / Teacher Name
WP Bate Smith/Bekolay
Grade Level
3/4
Content Area
LA and Science
Driving Question
What has been the impact of man-made development on the riverbank in Saskatoon?
Scenario Task
Creating an educational video for the grade 3 and 4 classrooms at Bate who are studying new science units on structures and habitats.
TYPE of Communication
Pursuasive
MODE of Communication
video
Student Digital Product
online digital tool.
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Teacher-Librarian: Diane Barsi
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
The Faces of Saskatchewan
School / Teacher Name
Holliston School
George Rozdilsky
Grade Level
Grade 4/5
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question
How does cultural diversity shape and continue to shape Saskatchewan, your community and you?
Scenario Task
Two options:
Scenario #1: You are a potential immigrant presenting to an immigration panel. You must convince them why you should be allowed to come to Saskatchewan
Scenario #2: Background: You are and immigrant student. What things do you need to feel welcome in school to ensure your success, to feel like you belong? Design and create a Welcoming Center in our school to accommodate the needs of immigrant students.
TYPE of Communication
Analyze/Persuade
Design
MODE of Communication
Video, Glogster
Student Digital Product
Scenario #1 http://s2txn9ofh.edu.glogster.com/glog
We have more samples but because they contain personal info we can't display them. If you would like to view more please contact
Diane.
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Teacher-Librarian: Allan Parson/Lesley Walters
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Write a Fairy Tale that addresses a modern danger.
Project Title
New Fairy Tale
School / Teacher Name
JLA/ A. Parson
Grade Level
3
Content Area
ELA
Driving Question
What is a danger faced by children in the present that could be avoided by using intelligence, wit, or cunning?
Scenario Task
You are an author writing a fairy tale to teach a particular lesson to children, but in an entertaining, inventive, and non-direct way. Identify a danger, invent characters, place them in a setting, and tell your story making certain that your story has an understandable beginning, middle, and end, strong characters, and an interestingly described setting.
TYPE of Communication
Personal expression/folk tale
MODE of Communication
Digital story/Comic/audio book
Student Digital Product
A story in either comic book, illustrated book, or audio book form, published digitally.
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Teacher-Librarian: Najla Akl
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Persuade others to care for the environment.
Project Title
Interdependence of Humans and Living Things
School / Teacher Name
Janelle Martin
Grade Level
2/3
Content Area
Science and Language Arts
Driving Question
How does the interdependence of humans and living things affect how people should treat the environment?
Scenario Task
Students will speak from the perspective of their chosen animal or plant to convince others that it is necessary to care for their environment.
TYPE of Communication
persuasive
MODE of Communication
public service announcement
Student Digital Product
photostory
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Teacher-Librarian: Mickey Jutras
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Persuade someone to come visit Pleasant Hill Community
Project Title
What Shapes a Community?
School / Teacher Name
Pleasant Hill/Ben Eng
Grade Level
2/3
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question
What shapes a community?
Scenario Task
Students will create an advertisement for their community of Pleasant Hill, attempting to convince the audience to visit Pleasant Hill
TYPE of Communication
Persuasive
MODE of Communication
public service announcement / advertisement
Student Digital Product
Pleasant Hill Stupeflix Video 1Pleasant Hill Stupeflix Student Video 2
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Teacher-Librarian:
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
Book Trailer advertising
School / Teacher Name
Caswell/Crystal Lambert
Grade Level
3/4
Content Area
ELA
Driving Question
How would you intrigue someone to read your book?
Scenario Task
Creating a book trailer to intrigue others to read that book or series or author.
TYPE of Communication
persuasive
MODE of Communication
advertisement
Student Digital Product
Pixie
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Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
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Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
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Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
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R2S
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