Grade 5-6 Curriculum Inquiry Projects -Sept-Dec, 2012

Post a summary for each inquiry project being designed by teachers participating in this PD project.


Teacher Librarian - Paul Bazin
Attach PlanningTemplate:
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Project Title
Building a Community
School / Teacher Name
Lakeview School - Alyssa Goodwin
Grade Level
5 English
Subject Area
Social Studies/ELA
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How do we know if a community is robust, wholesome and strong?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Checklists
Storyboards
Self-Assessments
Peer-Assessments
Rubrics
Other Supporting Documents
Graphic organizers
Websites
Exemplars
Print Resources
Electronic Resources
Culminating Project
Mid-Way: informational multimedia presentation created for students and community members
Final: Community action and infographic to bring information public.
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog
http://cpbwsk.edublogs.org/

Teacher Librarian - Sheena Hushagen
Attach Planning Template : Grade 5 Human Body Systems
Project Title
Human Body Systems
School / Teacher Name
Princess Alexandra - Laura Schill; Mayfair - Millicent Watson
Grade Level
5
Subject Area
Science
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How is your body a machine?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Checklists, Rubric, Ancedotal Records, Group Assessments, Self Assessments/Evaluations,
Other Supporting Documents
Graphic Organizers, Websites, Print and Human Resources,
Culminating Project
Students will create a representation of at least two body systems how they function and
how they are interdependent to each other to make the body work like a machine
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog
http://shushagain.blogspot.ca/

Teacher Librarian - Ruth Elliott
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Gamers and Readers
School / Teacher Name
King George Community - Duane Dmytryshyn
Grade Level
5 & 6
Subject Area
Language Arts
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What are the parallels between gaming skills and reading skills?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Rubric for evaluating video games, rubric for book trailers
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Book trailer for individually selected novel
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog



Teacher Librarian -Najla Akl
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title -
Saskatchewan
School / Teacher Name -
Vincent Massey/Lindsay Perrin
Grade Level -
4/5
Subject Area -
Social
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit) -
Why is agriculture important to the culture and economy of Saskatchewan?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric) -
Rubric, checklists, assignments, inquiry folder, observations and conferences
Other Supporting Documents
Agriculture in the Classroom resource - The Heart of Saskatchewan's Past, Present and Future
Culminating Project
poster and presentation outlining their ques and what they learned, shared with the class and videotaped
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog


Teacher Librarian - Yvonne Denomy
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Why are stories important?
School / Teacher Name
Ecole Victoria School / Kelly Gibson
Grade Level
5/6---
Subject Area
English Language Arts
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Why are stories important? How are stories shared?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
To be co-constructed "What does quality look like?" with students
Other Supporting Documents
Major key resources: Ruby Bridges Through My Eyes
Culminating Project
Create a museum box to curate a life story in at least 3 different ways ---- not yet completed as of sharing day. Will upload a project as one is completed. However, here are a few mini challenges to date:
Opinion about a Ruby statue writing project
Voki-perspective writing (Write Ruby's story from another perspective).--embeddiing is giving an odd code so just follow link to page and check out J.V.
for a great example.
http://www.voki.com/php/classroom/PLPP/key=c28471baeb3b625e7dabeaacba4259b0
Ruby Statue writing sample 4.JPG
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog
Why are stories important?

Teacher Librarian - Dawn Opheim
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Space
School / Teacher Name
Lawson Heights/Jodi Brissaw
Grade Level
6
Subject Area
Science and LA
Essential Question (Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What would need to change on Mars to support life?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Rubrics and Observations
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Oral Storytelling/Robotics/Brochure
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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Link to TL's Blog