Grade Six Project Collection

Teacher Librarian - Lisa Proctor
Attach Planning Template :


Project Title
Quality of Life
School / Teacher Name
John Lake/Stacey Salter
Grade Level
Grade 6/7
Subject Area
Social, ELA
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What determines a country’s quality of life? (Grade 6)

Sub Question (Grade 7): How can you contribute to the sustainability of a countries quality of life?

Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)


Other Supporting Documents
Our libguide has a page created for the project which outlines the co constructed mind map (popplet) that guided their researchhttp://elementarylibguides.spsd.sk.ca/content.php?pid=290281&sid=4768966
Culminating Project
Each student will be responsible for sharing their essay, supporting visuals (infographics, pics etc) at the assembly of nations.
Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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Teacher Librarian - Jaelynne Cherwoniak
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
How do we right past wrongs?
School / Teacher Name
Sutherland/Joorisity
Grade Level
Grade6
Subject Area
social studies/language arts
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How would our Canadian identity changed, have we not worked to right the wrongs of the past? How have Canadians worked to eliminate slavery and bring the true intentions of treaty back to FN people? What is the connection between Canada’s role in trying to provide freedom for slaves and First Nations people and the treaties? Freedom Fighters or Colonial Oppressors? What is the true identity of Canada?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Infographic/Smore
Teacher Librarian - Mrs. Ruth Elliott
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Global issues with Natural Resources
School / Teacher Name
Coralee Cuming-Klassen
Grade Level
Grade 5 & 6
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does resource development and use contribute to the "haves" and the "have-nots" of society? (wealth, power, authority, poverty)
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project



Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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Teacher Librarian -Laurie Hnatiuk
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
How Can I Make a Difference?
School / Teacher Name
Forest Grove Shari Williams
Grade Level
6
Subject Area
Social Studies ELA
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How can I make a difference?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
rubric
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project

http://elementarylibguides.spsd.sk.ca/studentshowcase
Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?present=true&id=996105
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Link to Teacher-Librarian's Blog

Teacher Librarian - A.L. Robbins Jakes
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Learning About Mysteries
School / Teacher Name
Ecole College Park/ Jim Hrycuik
Grade Level
Grade 5/6
Subject Area
ELA
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How are mystery stories told? How will my mystery story writing capture and engage my audience?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
-rubrics created as guidelines for story writing and story trailers
- teacher/student conferences with each student to discuss elements of story development during writing and editing phase
Other Supporting Documents
See Inquiry planning template for details and progression of unit
Culminating Project
Students will create a "story" trailer to showcase mini-mystery stories written using The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg as motivators. To be shared at "Celebration of Learning" with care-partners. Here are a couple of story trailers:
http://animoto.com/play/zIJ2HC8g2rxfBR93xPDUGg
http://animoto.com/play/TfcelnCTodvluttZbpVlhw
Teacher Librarian - Tanya Beattie
Attach Planning Template : We used GoogleDoc for planning. See description here - http://reflectingandsharing.blogspot.ca/2013/12/inquiry-project-fall-2013.html
Project Title
Injustice Inquiry
School / Teacher Name
Brevoort Park - Julie Hrynchyshyn
North Park Wilson - Carly Brown
Grade Level
Grade 5/6
Subject Area
Social Studies / ELA
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
Driving Question - Injustice.jpg
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
Checklists
Self-Assessments
Peer-Assessments
Final Project rubric
Observations
Documentation of participation
Measure student understanding from oral answers and written responses
Other
Curricular Outcomes
Outcome PA6.3 (Power & Authority) Explore examples and explain how people, such as ethnic minority groups, the disabled, youth, and the elderly, may be affected by injustice or abuses of power
See partial listing of curricular connections and supporting documents in blog post (link to blog). Complete list in GoogleDoc.
PollEverywhere - used to determine student opinion and our starting point (see poll questions)
Comic Life (available on all SPS computers) - used to display student wonders and sub-questions (see student work samples)
Lino - used to determine student comprehension of the purpose of each text feature (see student work samples)
Tagxedo - used to create visual representations of meaningful words connected to their thoughts and feelings (see student work samples)
Culminating Project
The students wanted to bring awareness to injustice in their community. Students wrote a poem connected to ableism, ageism, classism, racism, or sexism. Each student wrote the poem as if they had experienced the injustice. They decided which words and phrases in their poem were the most powerful, and created a visual representation of these words and phrases using Tagxedo. Students were recorded as they read their spoken word poems. Videos were created using photostory. The videos were posted to each school`s YouTube channel and were then showcased on the school LibGuides.

(North Park - http://elementarylibguides.spsd.sk.ca/studentlearning, Brevoort Park - http://elementarylibguides.spsd.sk.ca/bpkSTUDENTLEARNING)
Student projects:
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Link to Reflecting and Sharing Blog
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Teacher Librarian -
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
SK/Canadian symbols and significance
School / Teacher Name
River Heights/Breanne Allen
Grade Level
4/5 immersion
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
What is the most important contributions/inventions have happened in SK/Canada?
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
Present your idea to the gov't/people about a SK/Canadian symbol you would like to change to represent a significant contribution to Cdn society.
Link to Teacher or Classroom Blog
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Teacher Librarian - Tamzen Kulyk
Attach Planning Template :
Project Title
Social Issues
School / Teacher Name
Greystone/ Christine Yun
Grade Level
6
Subject Area
Social Studies and Science
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)

Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)
interview, anecdotal notes, expository writing, reflective blogs, diigo, annotated references, peer and self assessment, co-created criteria for culminating project
Other Supporting Documents

Culminating Project
In progress
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
http://kidblog.org/socialissues/

http://elementarylibguides.spsd.sk.ca/content.php?pid=290143&sid=3508573.....
Teacher Librarian - Diane Barsi
Attach Planning Template:
Project Title
I Am "..." Canadian!
School / Teacher Name
Holliston/Dave McDougall
Grade Level
6/7
Subject Area
Social Studies
Essential Question
(Drives instruction for the whole unit)
How does Canadian culture connect to the culture of your country of study?
Show evidence to support your answer.
Assessment Tools: (i.e Rubric)

Other Supporting Documents
http://padlet.com/wall/7b9k4cxveb
TL infographic sample
http://www.easel.ly/create/?id=https://s3.amazonaws.com/easel.ly/all_easels/83546/CaCanadavsrussiage&key=pri
Culminating Project
Students will create a picture gallery, an infographic and a video that show their
understanding of the three curricular objectives.
Possible Scenario: Using the knowledge you have gained about your chosen country through the three
activities, you must design a pavilion for Saskatoon's Folk Fest. Your pavilion must adhere to the criteria
(co-created with student and teacher) and exemplify the culture of your country.
Your classmates will comprise a panel that will rank the submissions and choose the top three pavilions
to be represented at Folk Fest.
Link to Teacher or classroom Blog
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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

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:Jan Harrison
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
Historical Fiction Literature Circles
School / Teacher Name
Megan Hernberg
Grade Level
Grades 5/6
Content Area
Language Arts/Social Studies
Driving Question
How will reading and studying picture books about historical social injustices impact our future perspectives and actions?
Scenario Task
Collect significant artifacts from your story's time period.
TYPE of Communication
Persuasive- Documentary
MODE of Communication
Museum Box
Student Digital Product
Museum Box
Other Supporting Documents
Encounter Museum Box
Teacher-Librarian: Erika Bakker
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Misbah School - DESIGNING+student+task+2010 - SOCIAL STUDIES.doc
Inquiry project introduction.docx
S.S. Inquiry Project Rubric.pdf
Student Sample Inquiry Project _Social Studies 2012.pdf
Project Summary:
Project Title
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School / Teacher Name
Cassandra Shangraw
Grade Level
6/7
Content Area
Social Studies/Language Arts/Career Ed.
Driving Question
"How can I make a difference in the world?"
Scenario Task
Choose a local issue of your choice, research and create an Action Plan.
TYPE of Communication
Writen Report/Presentation
MODE of Communication
Student Choice
Student Digital Product
Student Choice
Other Supporting Documents

Teacher-Librarian: Tamzen Kulyk
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Determining gifts and talents in order to make positive change in the world.
Project Title
Be the Change You Wish to See in the World
School / Teacher Name
Greystone Heights School: Aaron Hansen
Grade Level
Grade 6
Content Area
ELA and Social Studies
Driving Question
How are people around the world affected by injustices or abuses of power?
Scenario Task
What are my gifts/talents and how can I use them to guide and initiate change in local and global communities. for the better good
TYPE of Communication
Blog
MODE of Communication
Persuasive
Student Digital Product
Blog and video
Other Supporting Documents

Teacher-Librarian: Jan Harrison
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary: Atlantic Country Study Project
Project Title
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School / Teacher Name
Caswell, Tanya Deneiko
Grade Level
6
Content Area
Social
Driving Question
What do countries advertise and promote to encourage immigration and tourism in their country?
Scenario Task
You have been hired by your countries tourism council to create a commercial promoting what the country has to offer. This is going to be used in an international advertising campaign to increase tourism and perhaps stimulate immigration. Their goal is to bring more people to their country to learn about their land and people.
TYPE of Communication
Advertisement/Commercial
MODE of Communication
Animoto
Student Digital Product

Other Supporting Documents

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.
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

Other Supporting Documents

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

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

Other Supporting Documents

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

Other Supporting Documents



Technology Support Person - Dawn Morgan
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
Health - Stress Management
School / Teacher Name
Dr. John G. Egnatoff
Grade Level
6
Content Area
Health
Driving Question
How can you determine if your strategies for dealing with stressful situations are successful?
Scenario Task

TYPE of Communication
Narrative
MODE of Communication
Comic Life
Student Digital Product
round2a.jpground_2b.jpg
Other Supporting Documents


Technology Support Person - Dawn Morgan
Designing Student-Performance Tasks Template (Doc):
Project Summary:
Project Title
Persuasive Commercials
School / Teacher Name
Mayfair School--Stacey Salter
Grade Level
Grade 5/6
Content Area
Language Arts
Driving Question
How can using quotations marks help students write with more persuasion using xtranormal.com?
Scenario Task
The production of a script and commercial using xtranormal.com
TYPE of Communication
Persuasive advertisement
MODE of Communication
animation
Student Digital Product
xtranormal.com
Other Supporting Documents
Introduction (teacher) http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12613609/commercial-assignment

Student samples
http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12700884/mercedes-ben

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12776572/super-clone