CyberFair Project ID: 8407

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Our Happiness in Kaohsiung -The Pier-2 Art center
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: Kaohsiung Municipal Hsin Hsing Senior High
    Kaohsiung , , Taiwan

7 students, ages 15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2018. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2014,2015,2016,2017

Classes and Teachers: Hau-Chun Wen,Susan,Esther,Fanny,Andrew,Kuo Hsin-Yu, Lyn,Lee Ming-Fei

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Recorded history about Kaohsiung can be traced back to Ming Dynasty. Kaohsiung had two original names; one is Takao, and the other is Takoo. Both of them had been recorded within the documents of Ming and Qing Dynasty. The word “Kaohsiung”was be adopted during Japanese occupation. Until the late Qing Dynasty, it was also developed to a trading port. Then Whistle Bow and Cihou became commercial ports. Since the retrocession of Taiwan,Kaohsiung has gradually been developing into the second biggest

2. Summary of Our Project

In the second place, the conflict is a beautiful force. The old warehouses that were dusted by history have condensed various signs of development because the cries of art and culture have been liberated. They have continuously infused creative ideas and regained their new life. In the conflict between old and new, it is the vitality that bursts.

Located in the art district of the warehouse complex next to the wharf, there are not only vehicles but also ships entering and exiting. It is not just the crowds but also the sea breeze. The broad horizons of Haitian are just like the vast and unblemished thoughts. In the conflict between land and sea, the broad future is dazzling.

Although the public sector responsible for operation and management and the unrestrained artists embrace their dreams, they will coordinate with each other in this field, rectify their direction and move toward a common ideal. In the conflicts between the executive and the art, they have formed close partners and constructed the image of Ref.2 in the hearts of everyone.

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:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The first problem is because of the huge amount of our school assignments, we were too busy to do this project. We were afaid of not finishing the project in time as well as almost missed the due date. Secondly, we had the less same time to interview people who work at Pier-2, and it was hard for us to arrange available time getting together and discussing project. The last is that sometimes we had to do the project at school at noon so we couldn’t take a rest and it was difficult to concentrate on the following classes. Solution: We divided our project into several parts. Everyone charged the parts respectively. After finishing those parts, we combined them into a project, then our teachers would check it out. Also, we had a line group. We could propose our ideas and opinions anytime as well as discuss everywhere.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The Environmental Art is important for human beings. Pier-2 not only promotes Art education, but also combines education with art. They have also devoted to raising public awareness of Environmental Art protection by learning from taking lessons. We hope that through the introduction of this project, we can spread Pier-2’s spirit and ideal to all over the world.

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

Which content standards did your CyberFair project address? Ans: Raising the public's awareness and appreciation about environmental Education Art. How did this project fit into your required school, district, or state curriculum guidelines? What new skills did you learn? Ans: Besides editorial skills, we also learned how to arrange information, Web design and had a wonderful teamwrok. What group concepts did you practice? Ans: Group division, and group discussion. How do you better understand specific ideas? Ans: By asking teachers, doing research and searching information on the Net. How does your project fit into the requirements for your school or class? Ans: It lets every student knows enjoying art at the same time. What discoveries did you make about your educational system? About the role you play in your school community? Ans: (1)Learning by doing-having special experiences. (2)We play a role who spread the idea of the Environmental Art protection. Has using the Internet for teaching and learning been more effective than traditional methods? If so, explain? Ans: Both of them have advantages. Though the Net can help us search the information rapidly and effectively, sometimes it can enhance our memory by taking notes on class.

Project Elements

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

We used computers, smart phones, books, digital cameras and oral interviews to complete this project. These tools helped us a lot, because they offered us complete datas. Most of the information was searched by school computers. Some of it was from reference books. Besides, social media is pretty convenience to contact each other, the computer is also a relevant tool for us to do the project ,too. It can not only collect the information, but edit photos.

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

In fact, we saw every member work so hard to their carry out their ideal; they must have spend a lot of time achieving their dream, and never give up. Although they faced financial crisis, they still held on. I think that we can be ambassadors who spread this spirit. Through this project, we should let more people know here, identify here, even then put their ideal into practice. We don’t need to take it a rush. First, people should be aware of the importance of Environmental Art protection, and then gradually cultivate their aesthetics appreciation.

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

History about someone's born city is meaningful for him.Most of the Kaohsiung's citizens do not know and even ever care about our history.Through the website and volgs we made,people can know the significant about the pier-2.Additionally,we're not only field visited the pier-2,but also interviewed workers face by face ,knowing what they placed hope on their works--passed the history and the culture of kaohsiung.Their spirit touched us, so we decide to help them to promote their ideal to the whole world.Whether this website works or not, we believe that the faith will be spread by those who really care about this lovely communiy. Though we cannot guarantee our website is the best, we definitely spend much time making sure that all the details are exhaustive and complete.

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

In this research project, we interviewed the workers of The-pier 2 . As the members’ free time couldn’t match up with each other, we didn't often visit The-pier 2 together, but we still cherished every interviewing experiences and the result had always met our expectations. We put a lot of efforts and take the responsibility of being the local community ambassadors to complete the mission. We saw many beautiful art works and learned a lot history abount Kaohsiung.Kaohsiung was considerd as a 'culture desert' in Taiwan.Through the arts workers,living spaces' founders',we gradually attach importance to our born city and made a firm resolusion to itroduce the-pier 2. Without their assistance and advices, this project couldn't go smoothly.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

When we were translating the sentences and searching some vocabularies, we searched some wrong words and some would be so funny. By doing the project,we realized the importance of teamwork. Because we are a team, everyone should do well on their own things or other members will be bothered. Also,we did not know anything about Pier-2 until we did this project as well learned a large amount of knowledge. It is a good opportunity for us to contact with new things.


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