100 Emails from around the World
Subject Area: Geography, Creative Writing
Specific Topic: Our Town and Our School
- Students would develop geography,
communication and language arts skills as well as an awareness of the
global outreach of the Internet
- All classes. In 1999- 2000
700 kindergarten through to 2nd level schools world wide exchanged Emails
- Display in classroom/School
on a large map of the world pinpointing the cities and towns from which
Emails are received
- Printed Emails in hard
- Results displayed on the
Requirements to do the project.
- Internet Access
- Email Programme
in the classroom
Pupils prepare in their classroom a message of no more than 200 words
- Directions for locating
- Name of school and classroom
- Ages of the students
- Unique trivia about the
school or community.
- Distribution of the list
of schools from the project Manager
- Sending Emails to selected
- Retrieving Emails
- Finding out about the schools
whcih send Emails
- Looking up the Emails of
- Work is done both in the
classroom and in the Computer Lab.
- Listing of Emails received
- Recording of information
in Microsoft Word
- Town or city is located
using the Internet address
- Country is located using
the Map in Microsoft Excel
- Distance to town/city is
recorded from the distance site
- Flag of country is recorded
on the site http://www.buddyproject.org/less/collab/mail/quiz/default.htm
- Results are presented on
the Website. There is a time frame in operation for the project
- Relevant to the Geography
curriculum for the senior classes.
- Pupis improved their knowlege
of geography of the world.
- Pupils improved
their perception and understanding of distance.
- Pupils improved their knowledge
about cultural difference.
- Pupils improved their co-operative
skills through group work.
- Need to select a Group
to collate all emails.
- Need to tick Emails to
which replies have been sent
- Next Project Date March
1 2001 - April 30th 2001
- Register at http://www.buddyproject.org
Marianne McGough, Ennis CBS E