Grade 7-8 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: Tamzen Kulyk
Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
Service Learning
School / Teacher Name
Greystone Heights/ Michelle Pantel
Grade Level
Grade 8
Content Area
Social Studies, ELA, Career Ed, Arts Education
Driving Question
Driving Question:How can I make a difference in the world?
Essential Questions: Where do you think you could make an impact within a world issue of your choice? What evidence and deciding factors result in your decision? Do you feel your action made a positive impact? How will this experience impact you today, tomorrow, and in the future?
Scenario Task
How can I make a difference in the world?
TYPE of Communication
Student choice: Personal Expression, Docudrama, documentary, advertisement, short story, narrative.
MODE of Communication
Student Choice: Education, Activism, Reflection. Some examples (but not limited to) TedTalk, public service annoucement, documentary
Student Digital
Product
Help the People
http://youtu.be/iq3XLv1bJyY

Bullycide
http://youtu.be/Q3sIHFk3rT8

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Teacher-Librarian: Sandra Cochlan
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
Global Issues
School / Teacher Name
Alvin Buckwold/ Jenn Robertson
Grade Level
Grade 7 & 8
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question
Driving Question: If Canada could focus on one Global Issue to support, which one would they choose?
Supporting Questions: How did the issue come about in this Country? What needs to be done to overcome the issue? If Canada were to help, how would this impact the world for present and future generations?
Scenario Task
Create a digital presentation to convince Canada to focus on your global issue.
TYPE of Communication
Digital Presentation
MODE of Communication
Student Choice of Presentation Software (Sliderocket, Prezi, etc.)
Student Digital Product

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Teacher-Librarian: Denise Rossmo-Wiegers
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Book Trailers
Project Title
Spread the Word
School / Teacher Name
Wildwood / Jim Best
Grade Level
Grade 8
Content Area
Language Arts
Driving Question
What aspects and qualitites of a book trailer will attract other students to read it?
Scenario Task
Create a book trailer about a book which you would like others to read.
TYPE of Communication
persuasive, informative
MODE of Communication
Photostory Animoto
Student Digital Product
Book Trailer
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Teacher-Librarian:
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title: Treaty EducationBooks
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School / Teacher Name: Westmount, Rob Janzen

Grade Level: Grade 7 & 8

Content Area Social Studies & Language Arts

Driving Question: How can we explain Canadian Treaty fundamentals to Grade One students?

Scenario Task

TYPE of Communication

MODE of Communication

Student Digital Product

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TeacherLibrarian - Kim Johnson
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF): external image msword.png DESIGNING Nov 3.doc
Project Summary:
Corkboard Me
Corkboard for projects
Project Title
Me To We
School / Teacher Name
Lakeridge-Kelly Lacey/ Roland Michener-Leah Dayday
Grade Level
7/8
Content Area
Language Arts
Driving Question
How am I making a difference?
Scenario Task
PSA/Global Justice conference
TYPE of Communication
persuasion
MODE of Communication
PSA-digital story: Conference - some accompanying visual presentation
Student Digital Product

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Teacher-Librarian: Jaelynne Cherwoniak
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
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School / Teacher Name
Sutherland School/Wayne Gering
Grade Level
8
Content Area
Career Ed/Social Studies
Driving Question
Is our government meeting the current needs of people?
Scenario Task
PSA
TYPE of Communication
persuasion
MODE of CommunicationSA
PSA
Student Digital Product
Movie Maker, Jamendo. Jam Studio, Audacity

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Teacher-Librarian - Laurie Hnatiuk Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc/PDF):external image msword.png [[/file/view/CRS+Designing+Template.doc|CRS Designing Template.doc]]
Project Summary: 1. Model Canada Student Exchange: Sell that Canada is a desirable place to host student exchange. Model jot notes and organizing data 2. Comparison of countries: China is mini-lesson. Immerse section of lessons modeling one criteria of research comparing China and Canada. Allow adequate time per lesson to study the aspect using a country of their choice and replicate the skills used 3. Coalesce research. Discover key points to use for multimedia presentation. Storyboard Skill - Persuasive Writing 4. Create multimedia presentation. Stresses how their research country is the same and how different. Showcase at assembly and at television at front of school. Advertisement in school newspaper highlighting their country.
Project Title
Student Exchange
School / Teacher Name
Caroline Robins/ Greg Bereza
Grade Level
6/7
Content Area
Social Studies
Driving Question
How are we the same and how are we different? Sub focus Comparing a Pacific or Atlantic Rim country with Canada Specifically tying in Interdependence, trading partners, science and technology , resources, climate, geography, interaction/trade, wealth
Scenario Task
Advertisement- Multimedia of pros and then blooper video (of cons) You are a tour guide/travel agent trying to persuade a class of students to choose your country to go on a student exchange the following year. - radio announcement or tourism video
TYPE of Communication
Persuade
MODE of Communication
Video/
Student Digital Product
http://67crs.blogspot.com/ used for reflection of ongoing inquiry moving from Teacher ownership to student
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