1. Description of Our Community
Our community: Great Nanao, the ancient name of Nanao, is a place composed of chains of lofty mountains, and a place that tends to be forgotten on maps. It is really hard to imagine that how the aborigines first reached such an outlying place in mountains of Eastern Taiwan. It is located 25 kilometers south of the last pass of Kamalan Hall in Suao, and is located 25 kilometers north of Sinchen, the northernmost village of Hualien. It is a place of mystery and no Han Chinese would like to reside here. The exploratory history of Nanao was started by James Horn’s first exploitation of wood and building of castles. Ta-chuen Luo was the second person to exploit Nanao and built the Peilu Temple here. An English explorer, James Horn, led his homeless fellows of Kamalan to Nanao, and started to exploit this Arcadia secluded from the world. Horn built his own castles and kingdom here, where the story of Nanao began…
2. Summary of Our Project
This project focuses on the developmental history, geographical environment, cultures, landscapes, and ecology of Naoao region in Yilan, and describes the exploratory history of Nanao. We investigated the development history and natural ecology of the area to preserve the precious culture and ecological records of Nanao, and present the most authentic and first-hand information about Nanao to people around the world. Through rational and sentimental viewpoints, it also provides references to the controversy on the construction of Suhua Highway.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Collecting data is the biggest headache to us. As Major Nanao is remote and lately developed, the official data about it is inadequate. With the instructions from our teachers, we visited Institute of I-lan History for a several times and finally found a lot of valuable information.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
1. Spirit of innovation. 2. Local culture heritage. 3. Spirit of unity and cooperation. 4. Webpage presentation skill.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
On the Field of Science and Technology : During the process of research, we wielded products of modern technological science, such as digital cameras, voice pens, personal computers, scanners, and broadband networks. We also learned and knew how to use the software of web pages designing, and finished our paper by coordinating interviews on the spot and questionnaires. Contacting and sending notices by E-mails and utilizing the network to transmit the arranged data are much better than the traditional ways. Besides, what is great is that our ability of web pages designing was strengthened insidiously that would be of great help to the lifelong study in the future.