1. Description of Our Community
Our hometown, Changhua is on the central part of Taiwan. Mt. Bakua is the most famous scneic spot in Changhua and it is also a place that poeple teach and learn Taichichuan. It is very interesting that there are many different styles of Taichichuan. As Taichichuan is passed down from generation to generation, it has developed in different ways. This means a person who wants to learn Taichichuan now has a variety of styles he can choose from.
2. Summary of Our Project
“Taichichuan” is one of the world-famous kung-fu styles. The kung-fu style of “Taichichuan” is not only related to the central idea of “Taichi” but also includes the knowledge of “Ba-kua” and “Wu-hsing”. The concepts of 'Taichi' are firm but also gentle, active but also slow and steady. It comprehends the wisdom of “Tao” by practicing these skills. Practicing “Taichichuan' not only strengthens our body or prevents illnes but also enriches our mind. Anyone can learn Taichichuan. There is no restriction as to one's age or gender. Furthermore, it doesn’t require expensive equipment. This is why “Taichichuan” is popular. Through our project, we hope we can hlep you know more about Taichichuan!
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
At the beginning of editing our web pages, the first problem we have to overcome is the lack of time. We started to construct it at the beginning of summer vacation. We had completely no idea about that. So we wasted much time. But, I think this is the chance to add up our experience. And now, it is much easy to deal with these problems. While the summer vacation was over, the difficulty doubled because we have to go back to school. The time we could use is less than before. So we have to construct web pages and study at the same time. The other problem is the work didn’t allot to everybody equally. Some of us are busy working, but others are playing online games. And the team leader is even busier. She has to give suggestions and instructions to us, and to stop people from playing games. Works were usually not finished at the deadline. Our team is not active and not united. These are the biggest problems we had overcome. At the end of our project, everyone became much more active and united.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Taichichuan is a style of mysterious Chinese martial art. In rumors, people who're good at it always best others by silent, soft, slow but surprising movements. Nowaday, Taichichuan is still used as a kind of sport. It is so popular in Taiwan becuase it makes people healthier and strengthens their bodies. Are you curious about it? Check this out!
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Taichichuan is a very good sport, it gives students another choice for pastime. The PE course can also combine with it. We also learned new skills: skills of editing web pages, using digital camera and scanner, designing, and dealing with people. However, we also realized the importance of time. Time is money. People who can control their time well can also control their fortune. in addition, we discovered that team cooperation is really important. With others, we can do many things that we cannot done by ourselves. The internet is very useful. It makes us much easier to get information and to contact with others.