CyberFair Project ID: 7835

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Never-Ending Silk - Forrest Gump in Sericulture Industry
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Hsing-hua Senior High School
    Miaoli, Taiwan, Taiwan

9 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 9, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013

Classes and Teachers: shu-fan chen

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

The subject of our project is Chuan-Ming Ecological Education Sericulture Farm in Shitan, Miaoli County. Mr. Chuan-Ming Tu, a never-quitting silkworm rearer, has strived for sericutlture for nearly 40 years. He established the Chuan-Ming Ecological Education Museum to promote the knowledge and information of sericulture, and to publicize the silk-related products. The sericulture industry he has preserved can well advocate for the local cultures in Shitan.

2. Summary of Our Project

We started our study with a vast investigation in related literature, including webpages,journals,and books, to have a basic idea about Mr.Tu as well as the history and transformation of sericulture industry. After that we had several interviews with Mr.Tu We trying to understand Mr.Tu's difficulties during transformation, and his vision for the future. In those interviews, we visited Mr.Tu in his “ Chuan-Ming Ecological Education Sericulture Farm“ in Shi-tan , which was established in 1990s, not only as researcher but also as tourists, to study as well as enjoy the glamourous variety of sericulture.

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

It’s more difficult to search the information of Sericulture from the network and book store, the information is a challenge to us because Mr.Tu cannot remember the date clearly. After more efforts,we sort out the Sericulture by finding some information form the network, Mr.Tu’s explanation and seeing the video. Sometimes we will make a optional choice together for this webpage after detail discussion.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

1. To learn more about Mr. Tu's leadership; 2. To have a better knowledge of how Mr. Tu built his silkworm rearing business; 3. To help people know more about the past, the present, and the future of sericulture; 4. To inform people of economic value and contribution of sericulture industry.

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

We use the Xara and Flash sofeware to build the website,also improve our English ability. We learn how to list the question before to excute a interview, we also learn how to make a information arrangement. And stamp the report in this way on the website.

Project Elements

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

The methodology in application is carried out in several aspects. First, we collected information from books, journals, and websites, through which we run a thorough review and analysis. Secondly, we arrange four interview with Mr.Tu Chuan-Ming to confirm some information about him.

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

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

Gradually declining sericulture is how the resurgence? Project is learning silkworm of culture, sericulture knowledge, but also to understand the contribution of Mr. Tu Chuan-Ming sericulture. Mr.Tu, however held on to his farm and never gave up. A news report honored him to be the “Forrest Gump in Sericulture Industry”. In this project, we would like to figure out what keeps Mr. Tu fighting on his career,while all the other silkworm rearers are quitting.

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

Shao-kai Zhang is responsible for 1. make web pages 2. web design Jia-yu Lee is responsible for 1. Schedule management 2. make web pages 3. gather information Jun-xuan Deng is responsible for 1. web design 2. make web pages 3. collect information Lang-chi Huang is responsible for 1. web design 2. gather information Zhi-yuan Zhang is responsible for 1. gather information Chang-zi Ni is responsible for 1. gather information Guo-jun Weng is responsible for 1. animation 2. filming a movie Min-ru Liu is responsible for 1. animation 2. filming a movie Yu-kay Peng is responsible for 1. collect information 2. gather information

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

There are a lot of benefits to the nature that we were teached after this Sericulture website match, the more understanding of Mr.Tu,the more admiration we do, Silkworm is a magical biological,even though very small, moving slowly,but the silk can be made into a warm quilt, it’s not convenient for us to ShihTan, the road is steep, full of fog and cold weather, but we walk hard with heavy breath. In the process of building this website, we always play jokes,express individual’s thought or opinions, we will state ourself thoughts clearly if the opinion is different, it seems a argue,but we always call that as a discussion,the process full of happy,sad, hard, we cannot finish this good website if the process full of no feelings.


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