1. Description of Our Team
All four of us joined together in a class project that would potentially teach us more about diplomacy and all of the benefits it promotes. But along the way, all of us learned it was much more than that. We discovered important things that were taking place outside our country that we weren’t completely informed about. Siera, 15, was our driving force, keeping us focused completely and keeping us interested. With our short amount of time, having her as our group leader helped considerably. She is credited for the following pages: Conflict in Libya, Libya’s rights, and the Spanish vocabulary we included. Zane, 15, our technological super whiz, had the skill with the computer and website building. He’s credited for the Spanish quiz, and Locations page. We all learned from him and gained new abilities with codes and different website hosts. Nathan, 15, was our fact checker and the one who kept us glued together. He’s credited for the Foreign workers and African Mercenaries pages, as well as the flash player on the Spanish quiz. He constantly had us citing work, and making sure all our information was in order. Nathan was a huge part of the project. Tianna, 15, was the reviser of all our questions and stories. She checked grammar as well as polished our work to make it sound professional and ready for being turned in. She’s credited with the creation of the bibliography page, as well as the page on Muammar El-Gaddafi. Our coaches, Mrs. Ross and Mr. Townsend of New Tech High school, gave us workshops and structured time for our project. They kept us on the dotted timeline, without stressing us out. We appreciate all of their work, and everything they’ve done for us.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our group believed that it was more than important for our community, and the people in it, to become more aware about the struggles and situations in Libya. We wished for the chance to get the word out around places in the area of America, because we felt there wasn’t enough being done. This project is mainly based on the troubles the country of Libya is facing, and the contributing factors to what is happening there. We offer as many facts as we can, and give you the option to choose your own opinion. Each of us agreed thoroughly that this would be the best idea for democracy and human rights, because the issue falls under both categories. It is our hope that we manage to make at least a small difference, by making this more public to people around us, especially kids our age. If we can make a change, then we’ve accomplished what we set out to do.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:
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D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Our main issue was getting to the things we need when we had to deal with Fortigaurd, which made it difficult to get the things we wanted linked, and placed, on the website. We solved this problem by replacing mostly everything with resources that could be accessed by school computers. With that, we only had to deal with absences, but dealt with that by just having group member’s work from home when able. Otherwise, our group was able to go through this project with minimal problems or issues.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Participating in this project, we believe, has really brought out the best in us. We were all captured by the story, and felt the need to shed light on the subject, as much as we could. Whatever the outcome may be, Zane, Nathan, Siera and I, are all very glad to have gotten the opportunity to partake in this and we are thankful for what knowledge we’ve gained.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In this project, we covered Global Humanities. We researched several different topics about the troubles in Libya and their human rights being taken away. We also covered Spanish content by making a Spanish review game and vocabulary list. In addition, we have a button that turns everything to Spanish for those who may not be able to read English. In order for us to graduate high school we have to take a semester of Global Humanities and a year of Spanish. So with that said, this project helped us reach some of those goals. Most of my group did not know how to use most of the software for Weebly but with practice and patience, we finally got the hang of it.