CyberFair Project ID: 8213

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The 228 history witness
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Cishan Elementary School
    Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

6 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 11, 2017. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2015

Classes and Teachers: The 6th Grade

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Cishan area called yams old Liu, Cishan in agriculture is very suitable for the cultivation of bananas. According to records; Cishan species of banana about starting around 1925. Cishan area once known as Taiwan's 'banana kingdom' because Cishan banana production, good quality. Of course, in addition to bananas once glory, starting from the Japanese colonial era, cane sugar production is mainly used as raw material until the postwar era, Sugar industry still bring significant economic benefits, now Cishan sugar mills, has been transformed into a tourist and ice supply main. Cishan area has many historical monuments and delicious snacks, while holiday the tourists like to take a trip to explore the cultural and historical tours and tastes food.

2. Summary of Our Project

Last semester social lesson taught the '228 incident', we are very curious about the incident, when people are in what mood to look at? At that time people will not want to resist but powerless? The teacher told us that there is a bit of a tour of Zhishan old man, 87 years old this year, he is the victims of the incident on February 28, was arrested the day before the country is still teaching Cishan. We began to wander the old Mr. Wise curious to know more and his related things, why would be arrested? What happened then Cishan? So, we started looking for relevant information, I hope he can have more awareness. Through the search for literature, field visits, collate information, and students to share these four methods, hoping to understand the life of the old man and his personal experience, from his life to understand the entire Qishan during the white terror of life and Social atmosphere, as well as people at the time of fear and fear of these thinkers. Finally, we want to know how he broke through the dilemma and created opportunities.

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

Experience and understanding heritage: study 228 history theme is a combination of 6 members seedlings graders, although we have no experience, but our team through the community and teachers to share their experiences, held nothing back in inclusive these books can not learn from the knowledge and understanding, coupled with our mission to be the team's determination to overcome inexperience naturally plight. Lack of expertise: Before participating in Research Project, we refer to a number of books, Web sites, but the younger we learn best knowledge is still limited, although a computer network search easy, but the problem in detail and expertise are still inadequate; therefore in addition we ask teachers to schools, but also in cultural and historical studio interviews with the plight of local communities and local elders, so as not to fall into the blind men feeling the elephant.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We want to study the topic by the 228 history and culture, so that we visit historical monuments in the process, the acquisition of knowledge of 228 history, oral history from elders in the community, we research 228 history, we understand the history and culture of 228 history, the more important is the establishment of local identity from the study course.

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

With the process of researching this topic, we can use the technology and information to cultivate one of the top ten basic abilities of students, take the initiative to explore and discover and think independently and solve the problem. That is, the subject research institute should cultivate the children ' Through the school teaching activities, to develop students' diverse ability. And the Internet's information technology is far from being created. Through the production of the thematic research program, we have been able to verify the nine-year-old information education with the 'ability orientation' rather than the 'intellectual orientation' education. Of the environment, who can quickly and effectively obtain the latest and most appropriate information, you can stand on the highest foothold to start, that is, the so-called 'master information, take the initiative.' As a result, we can effectively use knowledge to develop the ability to collect, analyze and organize information, so that the 'information is needed' Whether in the social sphere or in the routine of life, the teacher often teaches us to help others, care for the community, so community-based research gives us the opportunity to enter the community.

Project Elements

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

Nvu Web production WORD Document processing FileZilla Upload and download page data PhotoImpact X 3 Deal with photos, pictures Yahoo mail Send and receive e-mail ACDSee Browse photos Microsoft IE Collect Internet data

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

We contact related units through email, hoping to find people related to this project. Later learned from the history museum, You Xinzhi had taught at our school, and also one of the people in the 228 incident. Then we invited him to the lecture through phone calls, and we went to his house for in-depth interviews.

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

The 228 event belong to Taiwan's historical events. We would like to know whether there are people related the 228 event in the community, and from his life history to correspond to the great changes in the times. Although this project is not a new topic, but we hope that through the page, allowing more people to see the history of the characters life and ideas.

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

Although Yoshimitsu lives in our community, but we are informed by the outside world that he is one of the people in the 228 incident. The network is really powerful. Thanks to everyone who has given us help, through the Internet world, so that our learning unlimited extension.


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