Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 5270

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Global Warming: Teaching the World About Global Warming One Day at a Time
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

School: Cinnaminson Middle School
    Cinnaminson, New Jersey, U.S.A.

3 students, ages 13,14,13 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 13, 2008. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2008

Classes and Teachers: Mr. Bacon, William, Michael, Mahir

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

William, Michael, and Mahir decided that global warming would be an excellent topic to research for Doors to Diplomacy. The original group was William and Michael until they ran into some technical difficulties. Therefore, they recruited Mahir to help with the technical aspects of the project.

2. Summary of Our Project

This project is designed to explain what global warming is and inform the public about the serious effects of global warming to our planet. This website was designed to present facts with out opinion coloring the information presented.

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):

We had to deal with a slow internet connection in the school building. Errors would occur that would wipe pages of unsaved work out.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We had trouble entering information for the personal narrative. After filling out all the fields, were logged out of Doors to Diplomacy and lost all work. We had problems attempting to change our URL which still ended up in failure. Also, we had technical difficulties until calling upon Mahir. He was able to put us back on track.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Global warming was a very interesting topic to research and we enjoyed working together.

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

By working on this project we were able to earn points towards our gifted and talented program at school. We also met the school's requirements in using the internet to do research.

Project Elements

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

We mainly used computers to access the internet. We also conducted oral interview with Mr. Bacon and our parents to gain guidance and outside perspectives.

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

We plan on advertising our website in the school newspaper. We hope that students and staff will visit and learn more about this important issue.

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

We believe our project can make a difference. By providing facts about global warming and educating the public, we hope people may form opinions about this issue and prompt them to vote accordingly in local and national elections.

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

We were really self sufficient in this regard other than relying on Mr. Bacon for submission details and rules.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We learned many ways to help decrease the effects of global warming and learned very shocking statistics. We learned how to create and maintain a website. We also learned valuable lessons in working in groups where members may have opposing view points. In addition, we honed our research skills and understand the importance of a bibliography.


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