CyberFair Project ID: 8747

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Beauty of Linkou Brick Kiln
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

    New Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

10 students, ages 10-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 1, 2024. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2020,2021,2022,2023

Classes and Teachers: lewischen?CHEN YUTING

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

In order to prevent the disappearance of traditional brick craftsmanship and to allow more people to appreciate the beauty of bricks, we promote the art of red bricks and tabletop game production. Through this, students can better understand the importance of red bricks to the economic development of Linkou.

2. Summary of Our Project

To prevent the decline of traditional culture, we have decided to promote brick kilns, allowing people around us to have a deeper understanding of this 'aesthetic' art. We have found that it is closely related to our lives. As time changes, fewer and fewer people understand brick kiln culture, and only a few factories remain. We chose this topic with the hope of enabling people to learn about the traditional art of brick kilns and its innovations under the trends of a new age.

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):

Currently, our school provides us with an adequate e-learning environment. Not only do we have two well-equipped computer labs available for our use, but each teacher is also provided with a desktop computer for his or her personal use. In addition, there is Wi-Fi throughout the entire school.The students who participated in this year have 5th and 6th grades. They all take information courses and use chromebooks in this project. Exchange data with each other through Google Drive.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

This is an important goal, especially in preserving such a rich cultural tradition. By showcasing the value and beauty of papercraft, you can inspire a new appreciation for this art form and perhaps even help revitalize interest in it. If you need any help or support along the way, feel free to reach out!

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We have been living at Cambridge International School's Linkou campus since the establishment of the school six years ago. The school has adhered to the belief of 'thinking about the world and being based in Taiwan' from the very beginning, and is committed to cultivating us to become global citizens who care about society. With this in mind, we hope that through our research, students from all over the world who come to Cambridge will have a better understanding of Linkou and build a deeper attachment to this place in the early days of the school.

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

During the Internet Expo, we learned that research methods can be qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative research involves conducting interviews or gaining in-depth knowledge about a specific topic. Quantitative research methods include the use of surveys to conduct large-scale surveys. In class, we first checked the Internet pages of former members of Internet Expo and tried to use mind maps to master the research topics. Then, starting from the eight themes of the Internet Expo, we tried to use ' papercraft ' as the final theme and put forward themes related to Linkou's Kangqiao community. We looked up some second-hand information on the subject, sorted out the data, and asked questions based on the lack of data. Then, we started to assign work. This is an important step because the information about papercraft includes various categories, such as the development history of the papercraft. Collecting this data requires collaboration. Finally, we entered the interview stage and interviewed the papercraft manufacturing factories. The interview is very important because it can help us learn more about the the current situation of the papercraft industry and make people understand papercraft culture.

Project Elements

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

We use telephone and email to contact people who want to visit. We use a chromebook to record all information and download information.We arrived at the scene to interview.

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

In order to prevent the disappearance of traditional brick craftsmanship and to allow more people to appreciate the beauty of bricks, we promote the art of red bricks and tabletop game production. Through this, students can better understand the importance of red bricks to the economic development of Linkou.

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

Recently, brick kilns in Taiwan have gradually evolved into a kind of artwork with collectible value. However, due to declining demand, many brick kiln factories are transforming or closing. We hope to promote brick kiln culture through this Cyberfair, eliminating stereotypes and enabling more people to learn about the culture and innovations of brick kilns.

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

As there are few local brick kiln factories in Linkou and its vicinity, we contacted Mr. Zhou Jishou, who had previously worked in a brick kiln factory, through the Linkou District Office. We hope to deepen our understanding of brick kiln culture by obtaining oral histories and truly understanding the impact of brick kiln factories on the lives of local people in Linkou.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

I think the ideas of cultural workers to protect the brick kiln culture are very influential, but these are actually things that adults can do better. Therefore, I believe that we can organize a small exhibition about brick kilns at school so that students can also learn more about this industry and culture.


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