CyberFair Project ID: 4932

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School
    Shawnee, Kansas, United States of America

2 students, ages 11 yrs worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2007. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2007

Classes and Teachers: Mrs. Vera Daniels and Two 6th Grade Students

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

The Kansas City Kansas area is an area with diverse races and people. There are nice and bad parts. It is an inner city type of place. The KCK area is very diverse, housing many different races of people. The area of the community is teeming with people. There are many work places as well. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a place where the negro leagues are honored to their full extent.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is all about the museum that honors the people who molded baseball into what it is today. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum(nlbm)and the people in it is what we made our web site all about.

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:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

There were no major barriers other than time. The students working on the project did almost all the work themselves. We had some problems with saving and some of the work had to be redone.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Participating in the International Schools CyberFair has been a great experience for the two students participating. They have wanted to do this for two years and have finally been able to complete a project for submission.

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

Students participating in CyberFair used elective time to work on the project. They did research out of class as well as during the elective time. Research and writing are strong elements of our curricular standards and both were significant in the completion of this project.

Project Elements

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

Students used the computer lab during elective time. They had access to a scanner and printer in addition to the computers. Students visited the museum and interviewed one of the employees. The Internet access was most helpful as well as talking to the people at the museum. FrontPage software was used to create the webpages.

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

The students did all the work for this project. They contacted the museum personnel and others through phone conversations, in person, and through email. They have been great ambassadors and have people waiting to see the fruits of their labor.

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

The project is designed to let people know about the Negro Leagues. Hopefully it will encourage people to visit the museum and understand the history of the Negro Leagues including the obstacles the players had to overcome. Additionally, the contribution Buck O'Neil made to the Negro Leagues and baseball, in general, can help people understand the effects of segregation.

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

With the exception of the people at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the teachers at school, no additional members of the community were needed.


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