CyberFair Project ID: 8505

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Lukang’s Exclusive Valentine’s Day—The Weaver and the Paper Pavilion
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Ludong Elementary School
    Changhua County, (Choose One:), ??

6 students, ages 11 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 26, 2020. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2018,2019

Classes and Teachers: LU,CHIUNG-LI

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Lukang is in the northwest of Changhua County, situated in the central part of Taiwan. Having been colonized by Holland and Spain in the mid-17th century, she used to be a vital port that exported the most deer skin to other countries, after which reason, Lukang was named. Due to some geographical advantages, the short distance between Lukang and Mainland China made the former a highly prosperous port city in the Qing Dynasty. In 1784, Lukang was officially granted the franchise to allow commercial transactions by ship, which later decked her with laurel being one of the top 3 port cities then . Nevertheless, with the sand sedimentation up to 1845 and the lack of rail transportation, Lukang had sunk into oblivion due to hindered commercial activities. A blessing in disguise, Lukang retakes her fame as a fascinating touristic place nowadays owing to such inconvenience of transportation that keeps plentiful old architecture intact, therefore arraying her with an elegantly antique taste.

2. Summary of Our Project

We are 5th and 6th graders from Ludong Elementary School (LDES), dedicating ourselves to advertising Chi-Niang-Ma pavilion through webpage design. A widespread folktale of romance about a cowherd and a weaver goddess’s annual one-time reunion has lingered in people’s minds for a long time. The date they could see each other is said to fall on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, which explains the name of Double 7th Day, as known as “Chi-Shi” in Mandarin. On this day, many households in Lukang prepare special food and burn Lukang-exclusive Chi-Niang-Ma pavilions to worship the seven goddesses for blessings. Somehow, handmade paper pavilions have gradually been replaced by printed ones recently. In view of the above, our research explores the origin of the aforesaid worship practices and traditional arts of paper offering, further investigating the reasons that make them less remembered or disappearing. Most importantly, it is hoped that more and more pupils in Lukang could get to know more about Double 7th Day through our designed experiential activities, henceforth passing these traditions and customs on to the next generation.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

I think the biggest problem in the group is lack of time. In the school can only use a short lunch break time, and some of the number is often unable to come because many people in this group have other positions are also lunch time meeting. So we use winter vacation more leisure time, and went to the school together to do the site, will be additional at home production. Members of this group are business management department. In the computer program is not often contact, so do not familiar with using it. Thanks teachers carefully taught almost zero from the beginning. If there are small places unknown we will support each other, or Find answers from the web yourself.

Every week we will have a meeting for making and discussing website, and draw up a goal, everyone assign different jobs, some teammate may not hand out on time because of the personal reasons, caused our inconvenience, Otherwise we will review our job assign, readjust, and let the finished teammates help those who were unfinished, helping each other, and play our team force.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We through lots of interviews and practice s to finish our Topic, and by the process we promoted a lot of concept of seed paper. Even grant questionnaires (about 182 papers), also let more people to understanding seed paper. Many people do not know this, even surprise their exist. Also think about the significances of them---How to regeneration environmental resources ! Blessing may become environmental protection. Make the seed of gratitude germinate again. After watching out Topic, we believe that more and more people willing to think more. We also make an effort for environmental protection of the world.

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

We discussed during our lunch break, using websites making skill in computer class, analysis skill in business class, and language logic in English class. In addition to teachers help, we also visited businessmen, made some investigations ,found some books and looked for studios to learn how to make paper ,and we gained a lot.

Project Elements

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

We use 30 computers,telephones,TV and radio stations,video and digital cameras, digitizers and scanners to record our works. We go to libraries and read many books, to find the news of seed paper.At last, we made an oral interviews to meet the founder in Taiwan.

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

Since August 2018, we have organized a team to participate in online competitions. Since then, all team members have worked together for the same goal. Our group members have different talents and characteristics. From the course of researching the topic, we have a deep understanding of the culture of Qi Niang Ma Ting. The cultural connotation and the continuation of the paste paper industry let everyone know that cultural assets are actually closely related to life, and cultural assets are everywhere in life. The Lukang area worshipping Qiniang Pavilion on Qixi is very unique and unique. Although paste paper is often associated with funerals in traditional impressions, in fact, it has been used in various stages of life. Through the blog, I hope to present the characteristics of this folk art, and look forward to reappearing the beautiful value that once existed in the life of the Han people.

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

From the course of this special study, we got to know the cultural industry of Qi Niangma, which is fading away, and saw the older generation of masters with inherited persistence and enthusiasm. Spread the spirit to more people. Through this special survey on the webpage, we have the opportunity to learn thematic research and share the beautiful culture of Qi Niangma. I hope that through the power of the Internet, let more people care about the positive changes that Qi Niangma can bring to modern society .

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

During this study of Qiniangma, we set up local communities many times. In addition to visiting the elderly, we also conducted street questionnaires. The local elders were very enthusiastic about us. In addition, when we set up a booth in Xinzu Palace to do DIY announcements During the guide, the temple also provided us with a venue and table. For the exploration and exploration of Qi Niangma ’s disappearing cultural industry, we noticed the local people ’s recognition of the ancestors ’early and environmentally friendly coexistence, and they also promoted the Qi Niangma ’s culture. Support, we also hope that through the Qi Niang mother, let the good cultural value reappear in the eyes of the world.


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