CyberFair Project ID: 4996

Close this Window

NOTE: Due to URL changes, some links may no longer be valid.

International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Philosophers’ garden
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Jiuzhuang Elementary School
    Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C

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

Classes and Teachers: Liang Fang-ling

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Nankang is located in the southeast of the Taipei Basin, south bank of downstream Keelung River, and north of the Nankang Hill. It is called Nankang, the south harbor in Chinese, because the bay-shaped border between Nankang and Shihjyr forms a nature harbor and because it is located in the south of the Keeling River.

Besides the Nankang Software Park which is a very potential area to the public, the Academia Sinica which brings the sense of culture and academics is located in the district. The Hu Shih Park in the district is not only adjacent to the JZES, Hu Shih was also the promoter of the school. Consequently, we were motivated to conduct an in-depth investigation of this great philosopher in modern China.

2. Summary of Our Project

Inside the Hu Shih Park there are the Hu Shih Mausoleum, the Tung Tso-pin Mausoleum, the Wu Ta-you Monument, and old staff of the Academia Sinica. Though there are mausoleums of many great figures in the intellectual history of China, they are unlike conventional mausoleums of such kind. In fact, they are humble and simplistic, giving us a quiet and elegant feeling. More importantly, they are friendly to approach.

l In addition to drawing up a guide for visiting the park attractions in terms of a trail to facilitate people to visit the park, we have visited the Hu Shih Memorial Hall, the Museum of the Institute of History and Philology, the Wu Ta-you Memorial Hall in the Academia Sinica to understand more about life and stories of these great philosophers, scholars and scientists in order to bring something spiritual to visitors on their visit to the park for leisure.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

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

The school website is linked to the Taipei City Education Network Center via a 100MB fiber optic circuit. We worked at the computer classroom of the school every noon when we were at school. Our work included data editing, webpage design and drawing. Also, we stored image and text records in the Miss Liang’s blog.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

(1) Time was pressing and lack of prior knowledge (2) Never learned how to design a webpage (3) Lack of experience in creating text files

more information please contact this web :

5. Our Project Sound Bite

From this project, we discovered that there are so many great people, things and events are related to out daily life. These great philosophers, scholars and scientists had great lives that earned our respect. After every interview, the interviewees must encourage us to learn from these great figures. There are so many touching stories about the Hu Shih Park which is adjacent to our school. This makes us feel very proud and special. I believe that we will value and cherish all these and will work harder and harder in our future.

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

1.Course connection ? Connection with the 9-year integrated curriculum include Language domain ,Social domain, Integrated domain ,Nature domain.

2.Concern for homeland

We have nearly traveled every corner of the Hu Shih Park, visited all memorial halls near the school that can provide us information, and interviewed these places and people there. Before the interviews, we needed to prepare the questions we would ask, the thank you cards, the cameras and the gears. It was very busy. However, Miss Laing always took us to these places from the school’s backdoor via the Hu Shih Park. Each time we walked through the park laughing and chatting, we understood more about the park and loved it more. In fact, we are proud of the characteristics in the school’s neighborhood.

Project Elements

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

1.Computer software:namo, photoimpact, flash MX 2004,office.... 2.Digital recorder 3.Video recorder 4.Computer 5.USB disk

more information please contact this web:

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

(1) Interpersonal relationship: During the interviews, all interviewees knew our purposes and gave us as much help as possible. This has allowed us to feel the warmth and friendliness of people. We also understand that politeness is very important and is the only thing to earn respect from others.

(2) Computer software (????, Namo, PhotoImpact and Flash): These software products have allowed us to learn the integrated use of different IT products in producing webpage.

(3) Project planning: We understand that besides good planning, we need good preparation and smart use of resources in order to have great achievements.

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

After every interview, the interviewees must encourage us to learn from these great figures.There are so many touching stories about the Hu Shih Park which is adjacent to our school. This makes us feel very proud and special. I believe that we will value and cherish all these and will work harder and harder in our future.

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

Staff of Hu Shih Memorial Hall : Data provision, interview, tour guide and photography inside the memorial hall Part-time Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica : Data provision and interview Research Fellow, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica : Escort and photography inside the memorial hall

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)


View our CyberFair Project (Project ID: 4996)

Close this Window