Grade 5-6 Curriculum Inquiry Projects - Round One


Post a summary for each inquiry project being designed by teachers participating in this PD project. Complete the basic information fields AND attach a PDF file of your "HEAT Student Performance Task" completed with your TL.

Teacher Librarian - Irene Kindrachuk
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Corkboard Ideas
Question Corkboard
Project Summary
Project Title
Interactions and Interdependence of Nations
School / Teacher Name
Lawson Heights/Jodi Brissaw
Grade Level
Gr. 5/6
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question
How do relationships affect us globally and locally?
Scenario Task
Who am I? What is my identity docudrama
TYPE of Communication
Video
MODE of Communication
Docudrama
Student Digital Product

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Teacher Librarian - Marge Roszell
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard Me - Ideas
CorkboardMe - Questions
Project Title
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School / Teacher Name
Dundonald/Deb Wilkinson
Grade Level
5
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question
How have Canadian laws shaped the lives of its people?
Scenario Task
- Treaty museum curator
- Buffalo point of view
- Crown point of view
- Elder point of view
TYPE of Communication
persuasive and narrative
MODE of Communication

Student Digital Product

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Teacher Librarian - Najla Akl
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard for Questions:
Corkboard for Project Ideas:
Project Title
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School / Teacher Name
Vincent Massey/ Rob Friesen
Grade Level
Gr. 5
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question
How would you deternine, and what would you consider, in recommending to new immigrant families where to settle in Canada?
Scenario Task
Students co-construct a survey for new immigrant families to complete which will list important considerations faced by these families when they choose where to settle in Canada. Based on this, students will gather information on an individual province, and compare/contrast with what they know of Saskatchewan. The students are eventually to make a decision and make a recommendation on where their family should settle.
TYPE of Communication
Students will compare and contrast information collected on their particular province, with information on Saskatchewan. Positive and negative considerations serve as persuasive arguments for students to arrive at a final destination choice.
MODE of Communication
We will produce a docudrama for each group (pairs of students). The students will film each part of the project showing the process as they go through it, starting from the first lesson. At the end they can use the video to create the docudrama. Interviews with their immigrant families could be a part of this.
Student Digital Product

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Teacher-Librarian - Marge Roszell
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard ideas
Corkboard questions
Project Title
Be the Change
School / Teacher Name
Princess Alexandra/ C.L. Hayden
Grade Level
Gr. 5/6
Content Area
ELA/SS
Driving Question
What are our personal strengths and how can we use them to make the world a better place?
Scenario Task
Assume the role of ___ and use your personal strengths in order to help. Come up with a plan to make a difference
in their lives and make their world a better place.
TYPE of Communication
Persuasion
MODE of Communication
Written work,Wordle, Pod Cast, Photo Story, Power Point
Student Digital Product

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Teacher-Librarian - Tamzen Kulyk
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):

Trade Embargo (Digital Project)
Project Summary: Communities
Corkboard Brainstorm
Corkboard for Project Ideas:
Project Title
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School / Teacher Name
Greystone Heights School: Aaron Hansen
Grade Level
Grade 6 AcTal
Content Area
Social Studies and ELA
Driving Question
How are we connected?
Scenario Task
You are a news reporter, analyze and evaluate the impact a global event has had on your community and the world.
TYPE of Communication
DocuDrama
MODE of Communication
Analyzing
Student Digital Product

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Teacher-Librarian - Jan Harrison
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard Questions
Corkboard Project Ideas
Project Title
Understanding the Impact of Residential Schools in SK
School / Teacher Name
Brownell / Megan Hernberg
Grade Level
5/6
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question
How do First Nations stories influence/impact our present and future actions?
Scenario Task
To inform societal views, educate and evoke empathy for injustices, and provide a platform for expert feedback.
TYPE of Communication
Docudrama
MODE of Communication
PhotoStory
Student Digital Product

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Teacher-Librarian - Jan Harrison
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:
Corkboard Question
Corkboard for Project Ideas:
Project Title
Treaty Relationships and Promises - Cause and Effect
School / Teacher Name
Caswell-Tanya Deneiko
Grade Level
6 AcTal
Content Area
Social Studies and ELA
Driving Question
How do the treaty relationship and promises effect people in Saskatchewan?
Sub questions (student created):
1. What would life be like if treaty promises had been kept?
2. What would life be like if treaties hadn't been created in Canada/SK?
3. Why was the Indian Act implemented?
Scenario Task
You have been asked to use your knowledge of treaties to create a series of videos that the OTC and teachers can use to help inform people your age (middle years) about treaty relationships and the treaty promises in SK/Canada, and guide them in conversations regarding treaties. Create a docudrama based on your question, information you have gathered, and what you have learned.
TYPE of Communication
Docudrama (narrative)
MODE of Communication
video based, will use research along with voiceover, pictures, and documents
Student Digital Product

One sample of a product my students made. Please note: they attempted Cree as one student has a parent who is Cree. However, he was unsure he remembered it correctly.
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Teacher-Librarian -Anne Brander
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):
Project Summary:Culture and Communities
Project Title
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School / Teacher Name
Neal Cantin
Grade Level
6/7
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question

Scenario Task

TYPE of Communication

MODE of Communication

Student Digital Product

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Teacher-Librarian:
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
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School / Teacher Name

Grade Level

Content Area

Driving Question

Scenario Task

TYPE of Communication

MODE of Communication

Student Digital Product

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