CyberFair Project ID: 4820

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Cultures United for the Future
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Grafenwoehr Elementary School
    Grafenwoehr, Bavaria, Germany

6 students, ages 10-11 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2007. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): first year to participate

Classes and Teachers: Ms McConnell

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

We live on a military base or close to the base. Our community is both American and German. We share land, houses, parks, shopping, and schools.

2. Summary of Our Project

We want to show how much we are dependent on each other and how our community works together to make everything happen.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):


4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We had to learn how to make web pages. We had trouble getting the pages together.

The Gifted Ed teacher suffered a broken leg and was hospitalized and unable to communicate with the children on the last two days of the project. On the night it was due, we were able to step in and try to complete this to the best of our ability.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We learned many things about the history of Grafenwoehr and the way the military base started.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Strand/Theme: SS10 Global Connections: Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of global connections and interdependence, so that the learner can: SS10a: recognize the impact of individuals on a global society. SS10b: discuss the traditions and customs that are transmitted within a family or community. SS10c: identify the responsibilities of a global citizen.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

6 PC workstations video and digital cameras Microsoft software library books, newspapers museums oral interviews

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

Frau Kean was our resource person. Frau Kean is the host nation teacher at our elementary school. She teaches the children about the country, the history, and the language. She told us all about the history of Grafenwoehr.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

We hope people see how well the Americans and the Germans get along and want to continue to get along.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

We want to say thanks to our Host Nation teacher, Frau Kean.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We realized how much work it takes to make all the plans for the future of the people here in our community. Many things are changing all the time and the Germans and Americans have to work together to get it going.


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