1. Description of Our Community
Da Qiao Village is located in the north side of Dacun Township, bordering Huatan Township in the north, Pinghe Village in the east, Jiadong Village in the west, and Guogou Village in the south. Most lands in the village are farmland. In the east of the railroad mainly grows rice, and in the west grows grapes the most. In the early, most residents engaged in farming for a living. Our project is to research the changes Da Qiao Community Development Association has brought to Da Qiao Village in recent years.
2. Summary of Our Project
The existence of a community is to solve all kinds of problems encountered in survival and life because an individual cannot do certain things, and it must be possible through teamwork. The concept of community development was introduced to Taiwan, and it has been nearly thirty years. It is initially dominated by the government and then by the local people. Through participation in public affairs, the community can be united and then shape the features of the community. We hope children can learn about the development of their hometown community, understand the local life and build a closer connection with people through this research project. Finally, as time goes by, a distinctive community can be formed. A leader of the organization plays an important role in leading the community toward a better future.
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
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Due to the school schedule, it is usually hard for us to observe community activities. We can only participate in community activities on the weekends or during the winter vacation. Furthermore, because most of the elders communicate in Taiwanese, the ability of our Taiwanese is limited ,and we need our teacher to help us to understand.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Taking this opportunity to participate in International CyberFair, we understand the impact of community development on our hometown. It reawakens people's feelings for the land and their hometown to make alienated neighbors much closer and allow the local people the possibility to make decisions. It is no longer for the government to determine everything. Under community development, the residents can reunite. Gradually, the lonely elderly can connect with other lonely ones, do healthy activities and hang out in the community. Mutualism and a healthy environment will be created. Only by being kind to each other can we stick together.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our research project first searches and integrates literature and trains students to organize information and get the key points. Improve students' abilities to observe details in their living environment with a community field visit. Contact community elders to make students feel what elders need. Students understand how community activities change everyone as they participate. Students' potential can be stimulated through this process, building camaraderie among teammates. Allow students to use online tools and modern digital products properly to overcome challenges in the research process.