CyberFair Project ID: 8430

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Saving the Surviving Tianmu White House
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Taipei Municipal San Yu Primary School
    Taipei, N/A, Taiwan

10 students, ages 10-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2019. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018

Classes and Teachers: Sung,Li-Wei

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Sanyu Elementary School was founded in 1993 and is located at the foot of Yangming Mountain, which has rich natural resources. From the windows of each classroom, we can see green mountains, trees and even hear songs of birds. Our school also has a rainwater recycling house. Moreover, we have established Taipei City School Meteorological Observatory, which shows our school values environmental protection. Tianmu sport park is located near Sanyu Elementary School, where people can go to exercise and breathe fresh air. Walking along the Tianmu ancient path we can get close to the mountain and feel comfortable and cool. The reason why the air near the school is good is that Taipei city provides free electric buses for local residents, and this can greatly reduce air pollution.

2. Summary of Our Project

Tianmu White House is a historic monument. When Korean War broke out in 1950s, the United States and the Republic of China signed the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty. In order to settle the American troops in Taiwan, the government built the houses and dormitories for them. After the United States severed diplomatic ties with the Republic of China, the U.S. troops were withdrawn from Taiwan. The four U.S. military dormitories, each of which occupies an area of hundreds of square meters, were sold one after another and converted into modern buildings. The so-called Tianmu White House is now the only precious one left. In order to let the residents who used to live there regain the memory of living there at that time, we have used technologies of 3D printer to print out and compare the models of U.S. military dormitories built by the government in 1950s and only Tianmu White House left, so that we can know more about Tianmu White House, the only one city-level historic site, which is precious and beautiful.

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

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

The school's network is provided by the Ministry of Education, which is very fast and has a good access environment. The school also provides webpage for storing works.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Drawing a 3D model is the most difficult task because this is our first time to draw it. Fortunately, our teacher explained how to make the whole model in detail, and everyone has their own Tianmu White House.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

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

Project Elements

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

1.Telephone and E-mail: Contact the bank person in charge of Tianmu White House. 2.Digital camcorder and camera: make films and take photos for records during the visits. 3.3D printer: Tianmu White House is drawn by a 3D painter and 3D Builder, and then printed by a 3D printer. 4.Recorder pen: used for interview recording and putting the contents into transcripts. 5.Computer Software: Photocap/movie maker/xmind/3d painter/3d builder/word/sketchup 2016/adobe brackets 6.Field interview: interview question design and field interview.

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

Tianmu White House is an important cultural asset and a monument in the city. We want more people to know about it, not only its origin, but also our integrated information technology to reappear the history. Therefore, we used 3D printing technology to make people notice and attach importance to this last remaining building.

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

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

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)


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