CyberFair Project ID: 8668

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Searching for the Sacred Beast in Southern Taichung
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Hui-Wen Senior High School
    Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

6 students, ages 16~17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 28, 2023. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012-2018,2021-2022

Classes and Teachers: Tsai, Chi-Hua (Teacher) , Huang, Chih-Jen (Teacher)

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Nantun Old Street, also known as Plow Street, is the first pioneering area in Taichung City Taiwan. Because of the historic attractions, many tourists visited here. Located in the Old Street, the 300-year-old Wanhe Temple, is the oldest temple in the City, Wanhe means harmony and peace. Because many immigrants of different clans had bloody conflicts when settling in the area. However, they found that the only way for them to live here safely was to cooperate with each other. Thereby they set up the temple, and decorated the temple with Chinese sacred beasts symbolizing peace, many of which once appeared in the Hollywood movie ' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

2. Summary of Our Project

In the Hollywood movie ' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', there are many mythical beasts that appeared in 'The Classic of Mountains and Seas', such as unicorns and phoenixes. They have actually appeared in the carvings in the Wanhe Temple. Therefore, we hope that through the website more people could visit here and see these sacred beasts. In addition, Western religious buildings, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral in France, also have installations of sacred and mythical beasts. Our website aims to guide the visitors to compares the differences between Eastern and Western mythical beasts and their origins.

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:1

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

It's hard to start a whole new project covering so much information, but we finally get to the right track after consulting our instructors. Since it’s so interesting a topic, we conquered many obstacles step by step.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Through producing the website and physically visiting ' Wanhe Temple ,' we learn much knowledge and many information skills which we cannot acquire at school. We also better our ability in time management and collaborating with each other. All and all, to participate in the project is really a meaningful and rewarding experience.

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

The objectives to attend the Schools Cyber fair is to observe our local environment closely t, and at the same time to build solid connection with our community. Therefore, we selected a religious center Wanhe Temple within the region.

Project Elements

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

We built Google Forms for big data statistics, video and audio interviews with mobile phones, and web pages with school computers and laptops. Finally, we complete our thematic research project by using the data collected by the tools above.

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

We contacted and discussed with our instructors via e-mail and Lines. Besides, through browsing the web pages on line, we knew who we could consult to get the information we needed. Although the ' Wanhe Temple ' near our school has been a famous historical site, few people in our country know or visit it. Hopefully, after completing our web-site, we may appeal to more people around the world to visit the temple to see the interesting and meaningful sacred beasts appearing in the movie.

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

We found many sacred beasts noted in “The Classic of Mountains and Seas” appearing in the super hero movie ' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings '. Also, we discovered that these sacred beasts show up in the architectural sculpture of ' Wanhe Temple ' near our school. Therefore, we plan to promote the ancient local temple to the public via the interesting connection. Hopefully, after visiting our website, more people can frequent our neighboring temple and see these sacred beast

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

A local tour guide passionately helped us get acquainted with many historical sites in the old streets around our school, such as Wanhe Temple, Plow shop, Honesty shop. Besides, the volunteers at the temple gave us a lot of valuable information we need.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

When attending the project, we are surprised that there are so many interesting sacred beasts appearing not only in the Hollywood movie but also in the local temple near our school. Thankfully, after finishing the project, all the members in our team get better capabilities in time management and communication, which we believe would help us a lot in tackling everything in the future.


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