1. Description of Our Community
In the 1600s, Tainan was the capital of Taiwan. The place was full of trade, markets, people, and enthusiasm. However, after 1683, when the Qing dynasty came and conquered Taiwan, Taipei replaced Tainan as the capital. Today, Tainan combines its rich history with modernized city plans. Tourists can see an old, European castle sits between the traditional market and a business skyscraper. Of course, problems occur while modernization and development. Pollution, local security, and industrial transition appears in Tainan. One of the most important problems is the disposal of stray animals, especially the stray dogs. Government does not want to deal with those animals, thus it simply kills the animals. Though, there are amendments and different proposals raised in out legislation, the conflict of whether or not to keep the animals alive and give them a new home or to kill the animals is still an essential one in Tainan.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our project is focusing on the disposal of stray animals in Taiwan. Li-Feng Huimin Pavilion is a local group that tries to save the stray animals that are sentenced to death by the government. They have a house that contains nearly 1,500 stray dogs. After sheltering the dogs, they also provide food for free until the dogs are adopted. Their goal is to let the government and the community know that stray animals should have the right to live. Stray animals are the same as humans. They deserve to have their own voice, so do not give up on them. In our project and website, we will discuss and analyze not only Li-Feng Huimin Pavilion's contribution and future plans for the stray dogs, but also the disposal situation in Taiwan and the mechanism of TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, and Return).
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:4-6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1. On-site interviews and filming 2. Time management 3. Integration management 4. Teamwork We were not very experienced in certain skills required for this project to be a success, but we managed to learn them as we did our research; hence, we should improve our time management skills. Furthermore, because our seniors shared their experiences, we were able to work on some fundamental ideas and work our way up. However, because of our inefficiency due to lack of teamwork and experience, we faced a myriad of obstacles whilst working on this project. Nonetheless, under our teacher’s guidance and teammates’ help, we were able to finish this project, and learn the prominence of having a coherent team.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
During our research on this topic, we believe that we all have undergone a change that developed us a new attitude towards learning and researching, the importance of teamwork, and the distribution of work amongst ourselves.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We followed the curriculum requirements of Ministry of Education of Taiwan; including social studies, economic, arts and local culture. Our Cyberfair is based on visiting and interviewing, and complete the following steps: 1. Topic selection 2. Collect information 3. Visiting and interviewing 4. Results and analysis