Grade 9 students at SRHS have participated in a multi-class inquiry-based learning project based on the waterways of Shelburne County and the connection with economy, interdependence, climate, and culture. Students, teachers, school board members, and personnel from the public collaborated on this 5-week pilot project.
Inquiry-based learning involves students actually coming up with their own questions based on the main topic and performing their own research, rather than a simple Google search. Each student was able to experience an interactive field trip in early November, stopping by the Jordan River, Dock Street, and Birchtown Bay.
Students then created their own questions and practiced interview skills before heading out to interview people from the public. Students were excited to interview and ask their own questions. Some students weren't able to find answers from the interviews; however, they enjoyed speaking with the interviewees and learning some history.
Following the interviews, students participated in a second field trip attending various research centres to dig deeper into their questions and to look for answers. Groups of students went to the Shelburne County Museum, Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, Genealogical Society, Department of Natural Resources, or the town library to partake in research. Each student had a unique learning experience whether it was using a micro-film at the museum, learning about family history at the Genealogical Society, or checking out tools used at the Department of Natural Resources.
Upon returning to the classroom students had to bring all of their questions, answers, and photos together to develop a page using Publisher for a book created as the final step of the project. The book, produced in hard copy in limited numbers, has now been published online for the public to view.
View the book by clicking here.
3 Year old screening for Shelburne County
The Shelburne County Early Childhood Development Association is pleased to host our annual developmental screening day in Shelburne County in partnership with Southwest Health Rehabilitation Services, King Street Family Resource, Tri County Regional School Board, C.M. Optical and Hillcrest Academy.
This event will provide information and screenings for:
Speech and Hearing
This event is for children three years old at the time of screening. (36months-47months)
Registration is required to attend.
Date: May 15, 2015 by appointment
Location: Hillcrest Academy, Shelburne NS
To register call Tracy at 875-4067
Spaces are limited
Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian throughout the duration of their appointment – approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.
Please click on the link to the right to check out the new updated literacy resource site.
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