CyberFair Project ID: 8667

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: National Monument, Jakarta Indonesia
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Citra Kasih
    Jakarta Barat, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia

25 students, ages 9-11 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on January 12, 2023. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2023

Classes and Teachers: Dina Widiyana, Ronny Idinawaty, Primary 4 and 5

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

We are the students of Citra Kasih Primary School in West Jakarta, Indonesia. Our school was built by Mr Ciputra in memorial as the founder of Indonesia Entrepreneurship education curriculum which is applied in our school. There are 10 school branches all over Indonesia. We are studying in grade 4 and 5, age 9-11 years old. We have new Interest Group Program in our school. Interest group is an activity to improve our interest in skill and talent. Our interest group name is Digital Technology.

2. Summary of Our Project

The National Monument, or 'Monas', as it is popularly called, is one of the monuments built during the First Indonesian President Soekarno era of fierce nationalism. Monas is famous among Indonesian people as the highest historic building in Jakarta. It was established to commemorate Indonesia's struggle for independence from the Dutch colonialism. Since it was opened to the public, this National Monument has become one of the popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. Monas is a tower with a height of 132 meters. The building has as its special characteristic the flame shape, covered with gold foil, that you can see on the top of the tower. If visitors go down to the base of the tower, they will see a museum measuring 80 x 80 meters. Ruang Kemerdekaan (Independence Room) is in the cup part of Monas. Actually, it is an amphitheater within this building. Visitors can also use the elevator to access the top platform and the Flame of Independence. Monas is open to public every day. You can visit to remember the struggle of Indonesian heroes against colonialism and learn about Indonesian history. You will see many kinds of historical buildings and other unique inheritance. By visiting historical buildings, we will keep this nation secure as one of the great nations of the world.

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):

Each class has internet connection. Students can use Wi-Fi connection in all school area.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The problem that we need to overcome during making this project is selecting the best topic category of eight categories and finding the clear information about our topic. Beside that, we also have problem with time management.

Our school has equipment such as proper computers and internet connection. We didn't get used to using the mouse, since the mouse has a different way to work. But it is solved by regularly practicing.

At the beginning of doing this project, we had problems opening the website, because of the internet distribution problem. But after school managed the distribution well, we solved the problem.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This project improves our knowledge about the historical landmarks. The National Monument Park has become a popular recreational area for Jakarta residents. It is also a convenient spot to run, jog and exercise while visiting Jakarta. By visiting the historical landmark it connects us to the past, helping us realize we aren’t alone with our situations. Throughout time immemorial, people have grappled with the same issues.

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

This activities and research are collaborative learning related to our Social Study, Computer lesson, and Digital Technology interest group. Our school uses a National curriculum integrates with an Entrepreneurship curriculum. In the Entrepreneurship curriculum, we learn how we care and conserve about historical landmarks in Jakarta, Indonesian's by building the website and publish our project using internet. Because if we use internet there will be more people who see and read rather than we write it in a book or poster which has limited access. By creating this website, people will know about one of our historical landmarks in Jakarta. So, the young generation starts to appreciate cultures, ideas, and traditions and to recognize them as meaningful landmarks of specific times and places. History helps us understand how events in the past made things the way they are today. With lessons from the past, we not only learn about ourselves and how we came to be, but also develop the ability to avoid mistakes and create better paths for our societies.

Project Elements

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

For the completion of this project, we used 25 Apple computers, 2 notebooks, data storage, Xiaomi mobile phone used as for camera and communication with our teams, library for borrowing and reading books, A transportation to go to Monument National and National Museum located. For Software we used: Wix, Ms Office, Google Classroom.

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

Our team acted as ambassador by posting our website project in school newsletter which is delivered every three months. We also informed our family about the activities done in our school. We also shared and show our website to grade IV and V. The purpose is to let them know more about Indonesian historical landmarks and how they keep and care about the historical. We also published our website in school Instagram so that it will attract many people to explore and curious about our Historical landmarks. Historical landmarks saves the culture of the persons who came before.

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

Our Project will make difference in our community by reading more information about Monas/Monument National as the historical landmark. They knew about why Monas built, part of monas building and they curious to visit Monas. Through this website, we help our community to know the development history of the city that we are living in. We believed that with this website, Monas will be known to others. People will know that Jakarta has historical landmark. Then the struggling of National Hero for will be inspired. Many people were pleased to see our passion towards cultural asset preservation, but at the same time, they were concerned about the youth now does not care about historical issues. We were all touched at the bottom of our heart.

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

We had to devote our great thanks to some people who have helped us school leaders, parents of Citra Kasih Primary School who always supported us. Ms. Dina Widiyana and Ms Rony Idinawaty who gave us some advices, helped us manage for the resource, contents and idea. Special thanks to all students in primary 4 and 5 who join this digital technology group in Citra Kasih Primary school for your cooperate and ide.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We learn how to built a good teamwork through creating this project, Even though many different idea during discussion. We learn how to make evaluation and reading Jakarta historical article. We start to know that Jakarta has a rich history. Historical places are a treasure cove of information. They give us plenty of opportunities to discover many interesting and amazing things. Having a positive learning experience will help us take the initiative to explore other areas of life. This helps to start the habit of exploring and discovering new things. Many historical places are very interactive. By learning more information about historical landmarks will create a more conducive environment for learning. Hopefully through this way to introduce historical landmarks to the young generation.


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