1. Description of Our Community
Uzhur is relatively small city in a rural area of Krasnoyarski krai, Russia. The area is one of the biggest agricultural producers in Siberia exporting food products to the other parts of this huge territory. Located in the heart of southern Siberia Uzhur has more than 300-year-long history. Local people appreciate their heritage and work for better life in their community. Due to keeping agriculture as a basis for the local economy during quite long time the area managed to preserve a lot of elements of the traditional Russian rural lifestyle
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project is devoted to the city. Its goal is to exprore the diversity and beauty of the things that make our city unique. The group of students is doing the research to learn about street and public art in the city. We would like to present small pieces of art that make our community look special. We would like to draw the attention of both local people and guests to the small but remarkable traditional and modern art in the streets. We want to show the beauty of street decorations and tell about their meaning in our everyday life.
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:4-6
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
There is not so much information on the topic on the local scale. We had to gether what we could little by little. As most of the participating students have not very advanced level of English it was quire a challenge for them to complete translation. Oh, an of course some of them had to become photographers wandering around the area and looking for the pieces of art.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
For our small rural school of English and Technology this is the Window to a bigger open world where we can feel really global and internationally involved staying far from other countries geographically. It's the way to be together with people of the world.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
To complete this projects students had to learn to be researchers, reporters, photographers, copywrighters and web designers. The project theme fits perfectly to the topics studied within History, World Art History and Fine Art classes at the state public school. The project certainly fits the theaching English standards. It is also related to the extra-carriculum school projects on local haritage studies. To complete this project students needed to use internet technologies to apply their knowledge and skills for a particular project. We belive that it helps a lot when young people can use what they have learnt to create something original and meaningful for other people