Category 4: Local Specialties, Sports and Health
Design a website and/or create a video story that showcases local specialties and unique
items or things produced, grown, or raised in your community (e.g. crafts, foods, produce,
Design a website that showcases local or unique sports, games or
health programs. (i.e. surfing, skiing, kite flying, rock climbing,
jump rope jingles, sporting events).
The CyberFair 2021 theme is "CONNECT & Unite!"
Creativity is the power to perceive
and connect the seemingly unconnected. -William Plomer
B: Learning Objectives:
Students will develop cultural
literacy by understanding and appreciating the specialties and unique items of their local
Students will list local specialties
and unique items and explain why they are unique or special.
C: Discussion Questions:
What are the reasons people have
chosen for living in your community?
What local specialties are advertised
in the newspaper, on TV, on the radio? Nationally? Internationally?
What is important about these major
categories: climate, employment, educational opportunities, family-friends, entertainment?
Are your family's reasons for living
in this area the same as for other families?
D. Suggested Starter
View past projects
produced by students in this category.
Collect articles and pictures which
describe unique items or things (crafts, produce, flowers, animals) in their community.
Research some reasons people have
moved to your community. Evaluate the role local specialties have played in their decision
to live in your area.
Checking with the local food stores
and supermarkets can serve as a source of information about local flowers and produce.
Students may note which produce is grown locally and chart where this produce ends up.
Display locally grown items on a
bulletin board. Classify into sub-groups, such as citrus fruits, leafy vegetables,
After interviewing local farmers
students will have information that will help them understand the difficulties and
problems farmers face these days.
In conjunction with an investigation
of local specialties, students can chart on a map the origins of the fruits and vegetables
they eat, investigate the sources of food and clothing in times past, explore the trade
restrictions that countries impose on one another.
Investigate how local producers
advertise their specialties. Interview a public relations person to learn how local
business people can use their services.
Local specialties may include art,
clothing, sports equipment, etc. Investigate how a particular specialty got started.
E: Examples of Projects
From Dinghies to Destroyers - Boat Building on
the Coast of Maine
Our Chopsticks, Our Forks, Our Fingers
Georgetown Central School
(Georgetown, Maine, USA, 2001)
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
Durian King of Fruits
Taman Desa Secondary School
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1999)
Time Machine Matsuyama
King's English School Kumanodai
(Ehime, Japan, 1999)
MGS Tropical Fish
Methodist Girls' School
Nakajima - A Challenge of My Father
King's English School Kumanodai
(Ehime, Japan, 1998)
(Nassau, Bahamas, 1998)
The Miramichi River
Eel Ground First Nations School & Nelson Rural School
(New Brunswick, Canada,
The Village of Five Seasons
Ubrique, Land of Leather
St Patrick's Primary School
Specialties of Bermuda
St. George's Preparatory School
(St. George's, Bermuda,
Japan's Local Scenes
St. Mary's International School
(Tokyo, Japan, 1996)