1. Description of Our Community
Zabrze is quite young town. There are faw small riverso, for example Bytomka and Czarniawka. However first notes about this comes from XIII century. Zabrze is situated in the south of Poland, Central Europe. By our local community we understand all citizens of our Copernicus quarter of Zabrze. Nevertheless we live, learn in youngest quarter of town, we want to deeply and precisely get to know its fascinating history.
2. Summary of Our Project
Conventional picture of Silesia in common polish citizen is a gray-color picture, with coal groove on the horizon and dirty air. We want to break such vision by presenting interesting places, frequently didn’t known by local citizens and presenting our small country in more interesting colors. Yes, there are in near places much antiques coal mines that each Silesian citizen should be proud – the coal mining is inseparable part of our culture – nevertheless we are also can present wonderful constructions form XVII and XIX century. As example can be present beautiful neo-roman church from 1863-1866 years. The paragraphs of our project are decorated by photos and reproductions of old post cards. Owning them we can shortly present how our City was changes and we also with – citizens. The page is readable and clear, owning to that we can find interesting materials and information easily.
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:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
While working on our project, we came across several problems. These were as follows: initially we met only two times a week, on early time 7:20. It was encumbrance because we are not very well awakened. The category chose was very time consuming. Each of us has another idea how to create project.Thanks to our teachers help we have solve general problems. Finding necessary materials was not a problem; however we had to contact many people to get their permission for using all of the materials and photographs on our web page. Not all pupils have got computers, so they worked only in school. Some pupils didn’t do their parts of project and other people had to write thats articles.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
A,B,C,...,Z is like Zabrze
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Project fulfills assumptions of historical landmarks category. All skill and information that was achieved during project definitely overcome coursework and curriculum standards of elementary school. The pupils have to used and overcome a set of computer programs required to create a presentation. They learned intermediate level of HTML document description language. Pupils also additionally learned: how to work on text, document resources and sources, how to effective seek on Internet, students also improved their language skills and they have also found out a lot about the town's history. Using of the Internet has been very helpful because enables to obtain information quickly and easily. It also made possible to communicate with other people and verify received sources of information. Internet also enables work at home. All skills which pupils achieved during work on project will result in their future. Each of them will be able to distinguish the above standards skills required in elementary school.