CyberFair Project ID: 8480

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Serendipity Ties Us to Faces of Hemei Historical Houses
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: School
    Changhua, Taiwan, R.O.C

6 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 4, 2019. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018

Classes and Teachers: Shu-Fen Yang

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Hemei is located in northeast Changhua. Its north is Dadu river, west is Xianxi, northwest is Shengang, southeast is Changhua City, southwest is Lukang, south is Xiushui. Heimei is a town in northern part of Changhua County, also one of early developed places in Taiwan. Our town has over three hundred year of history since its initial development. Our ancestors have shed sweat on this land in order to build a warm and peaceful town.

2. Summary of Our Project

We feel that recently historical houses are demolished one by one and replaced by buildings. This phenomenon impels us to form a historical house search team to find historical houses in every village of our town, to document the beauty of historical architecture, to understand past and present of historical houses, and to give little efforts on their future prospects, sustainable operation, or road to rebirth.

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 has a 100MB fiber academic network, wireless coverage is around ninety-five percent of the campus. With great internet environment, we can search information at any corner of the campus, sharing and uploading these data to school FTP, NAS or Google drive with team members. There are 36 computers in the computer labs, we usually discussed any related assignments during lunch breaks. Most members have ADSL or fiber network at home, or smart phones/tablets connecting to network. We can easily do our assignment at home. See more on Web Page

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

*Poor interview skill *Difficulty in setting up Website structure and outline *Computer skills require improving *Difficulty in teamwork distribution

5. Our Project Sound Bite

*Buildings of different periods.Embody thoughts and spirits of people in their own times. *The new house replaces the old one,old scenery of historical house is not here anymore. *Document elders sharing the past and the present of old buildings~ Contribute our shares to the history of Hemei *What is the future of historical house?~Renovation and Reborn~ *The issue of property rights impacts the present and the future of historical houses *Government and the public work together on preserving historical house and sustainable development.Return historical house to its glory *See more on Web Page

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

Our Cyberfair project address is We used a local field research method, and developed and cultivated a lot of skills, including Language, Social Sphere, Health and Sports, Integrative Activities, Arts and Humanities, Information Technology etc. See more on Project-Eelements Web Page

Project Elements

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

The key learning is 'Information Education.” In the software part, we searched data over the Internet, recorded work progress, using software to create web pages, animation, film processing , and photo images ....... In terms of hardware, we also learned a lot of technology products such as digital cameras, scanners, voice recorder, drawing board, etc. Our capabilities of information technology have greatly improved. We learn a lot in software and hardware! See more on Project-Eelements Web Page

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

*Making posters *Introducing historical houses in every village of Hemei via live streaming web news. *The following photos include our posters and live scenes of our web news viewing from every classroom, parents at homes, outside students! *

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

*Historical building is like a time machine, it takes us through time *“Preserving historical building” is a difficult task. Besides monitoring and restoration by government, we as students hope to contribute a little effort to this huge project in our own way. Via this cyber fair, we work hard to find these disappearing historical houses in Hemei, collecting information and making webpage in hope of reminding Hemei residents of these valuable historical memories around us. See more on Web Page,

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

Contributors include our research projects Student~Heren Search Team (6) ,Instructors (3), Hemei Township Office Social Welfare Section,Elders in every village,Clan elders in every historical house,Hemei Cycling Association See more on Web Page,

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

*The future of historical house~ Rebuild VS Renovate~ *Seeing mottled inscriptions on “Xiuyi Hall” of “Ruan ancestral shrine” and window grilles peeling off on ”Wu Family Western Style House,” we all understand there are only two solutions-either demolition or preservation. As a result, the goal of our “Hemei Historical House Search Team” in this project is to let these historical memories reappear in front of Hemei people’s eyes. They can realize preserving historical house is not the responsibility of government only, but every one of us, too. See more on Web Page,


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