CyberFair Project ID: 7549

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: A field in the heart—from Paris to New Taipei city, Huang Ming-Chang’s wonderland
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Rueifang junior high school
    New Taipei City, , Taiwn

9 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 7, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Teacher Ying-Pin Lin, Teacher Chin-Shan Lee, Teacher Cheng-Shuan Su, Teacher Fang-Hui Wu, Teacher Chih-Hao Huang

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

New Taipei is a vigor and potential city where full of natural resource and human views. There are many relics:1. The grade 1 heritage such as Fort San Domingo and The large turnout pit ruins; 2. The grade 2 heritage such as The Lin's Family Manshion and Garden, Kwong Fuk Palace, Yin Temple, Hobe Fort and Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology;3. The grade 3 heritage such as The Li’s Old house at Luchou.

2. Summary of Our Project

The artist Huang Ming-Chang draw the Rice Paddies which far from Xindian where he live. The Rice Paddies turn into the Xindian MRT station now. Huang Ming-Chang knows that the good things always go by when the Rice Paddies vanished. He said that” I want to keep the wonderful picture to prove that there is such a wonderful corner in the world for the natural is hard to preserve.

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:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

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

we provide one computer classroom to finish the plan. In addition to the classroom, our students will use the internet at home to finish the plan. In total, our students finish the plan by partly the internet at home partly the internet at school.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

1.Inconvenient transportation

Ruifang is located in a remote area with rugged terrain in the mountains. For example, the old houses of the Yen family is located at the mountain entrance of Sijiaoting Dapu Road and it is filled with mud and unsteady road and requires sturdy means of transportation to get to.

2. Lack of interview experience

This interview account for an important part of our research. During our interview process, we met many important figures and local elders, but we found we were not able to bring up the most important issues at the time. We were anxious, mind tangled and stuttering, we were not able to be as fluent as the teachers.

3. Terrible weather

One of Ruifang’s characteristic, of course, is its humidity and rain. Especially during recent winter, cold systems collide head on to Taiwan, and the worst hit area is always Ruifang in the Northeast. It is always inconvenient in the case of transportation.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We have found our passion to this land and culture. Also we learned how to be a tour guide and have a better guiding skill. It is absolutely a wonderful chance to experience and to be more close to your community.

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

In Taiwan, the nine-year-consistency curriculum focuses on training students in life skills and respecting the individual development of students. This is done cultivate the students’ capabilities to adapt to society. This time, we had a chance to know Huang Ming-Chang, to train students with humanistic feelings, integration capability, native and international consciousness and life-long learning standards.

Project Elements

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

Internet: Research related information on Huang Ming-Chang. Camera: Filmed interviews and sceneries. Recording pen: Recorded interview contents. Printer: Printed related documents and important images. Camcorder: Filmed Interview process. Computer: Web page creation and editorial work. Scanner: Scanned summary images and authorization documents.

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

This project was definitely an unforgettable memory. Joining Cyberfair gave us a chance to know our community and culture better. We used our own language and guided The artist Huang Ming-Chang to the people . This experience of being an “ambassador” in our community, we would never ever forget it.

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

Joining the Cyberfair, we had a chance to make a webpage. We thought it would be simple to make a website . However, the result took a lot time; we searched and collected lots of information conducted a tour guiding and even rolled up our sleeves and learned how to be a tour guide in Gold Ecological Park. It ended up being a lot of hard work, but we are happy with the result. We believe that our web site 'A field in the heart—from Paris to New Taipei city, Huang Ming-Chang’s artist world' can provide more people knowing about our culture and life.

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

There are six people help us finish the plan. one of them design the recording way for us. the others tell the story about Huang Ming-Chang. By the story they provide, we can know not only his painting but the artist life.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We understood many important pioneers in Taiwan’s art history from this experience. We were amazed by the great Huang Ming-Chang who embraced the spirit of sacrificing oneself in order to support others; this is the power of altruism! We have discovered the connection between the past and present history, and understood its story from start to end, and to us who are currently learning is beneficial to the development of education.


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