Partners at Work!!!!!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you are aware, the grade seven and eight classes have been getting together several times a week to work on technology-enhanced and inquiry learning projects. We spent the first few weeks learning about digital citizenship, educational blogging, and open source productivity tools. We are presently working in small groups to design brochures that could be distributed to tourists visiting the Olympic games in Vancouver.

We are also busy planning for an exciting inquiry-learning project based on the Holocaust and WW2. The unit of inquiry deals with the themes of genocide, intolerance, and warfare. We realize these are highly sensitive topics, but we are confident that our students are mature enough to handle the unit’s content, which is of course designed and selected with middle years students in mind. In the past, this unit has been very engaging, interesting, and meaningful for Dr. A.E. Perry students. Nevertheless we welcome your questions and concerns, so please feel free to contact us at any time.

We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the delivery of the World War 2 and Holocaust inquiry. If you have resources or knowledge to share and would be willing to be a guest lecturer during the school day, please let us know. If you know someone else who would be interested in helping us, please let us know. Please note that it is not entirely necessary for a guest lecturer to visit us in person. We can use technology to help us bring visitors in virtually.


Mr. Van Dusen

Mrs. Galbraith


Posted on October 28, 2009, in My Classroom and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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