1. Description of Our Community
As we know, Taipei is the capital of Taiwan, and it was the political and economical pivot of the island since the Japanese occupation time. Therefore, it naturally became the cradle of Taiwan’s baseball movement. In, 1906, the first baseball team was set up by the principal of “Taiwan governor prefecture high school”–now Jianguo high school. Before long, another team was brought into being by the Education University at this time. These two teams fought during that spring, and got a tie. Each team scored five times and the game ended in a tie. It was probably the first baseball game with a formal record in the history. Later, several other schools formed their own baseball teams, and that turned Taipei into a city with great importance when Taiwan opened its own baseball page.
2. Summary of Our Project
Mr. KCH devoted himself to promote Taiwan’s baseball movement, not only helping to take solid root of this sport but also leading Taiwan’s Jin-Long Little League Taichung to win the Little League World Series in 1969. Furthermore, he boosted Taiwan’s baseball teams into achieving the Little league, Senior League, and Big League, the so called “three championships” level. Mr. Hsieh was even honored as the father of Taiwan’s Little League. Through the development of Taiwan’s baseball history and interviews of the baseball realm, we could understand his fantastic and life and the connection between him and Taiwan baseball world. We also hope baseball, as a sport in Taiwan, could be liven up again.
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:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We have processed this topic for a long time since the August of 2007 till now. The related document was very hard to acquire, and the proof was relatively difficult because Mr. Hsieh passed away many years ago. And the copyright of photos was a hot potato above all. We would like to Thank KCH culture and education foundation, the Chinese Professional Baseball League, Chinese Taipei Baseball Association, coach Ye Guo- Hui, Mr. Hsieh Shi- Yuan, Mr. Chen Hong- Pi, and chief Wen Duo- Bin for their generous help when we deal with this topic..
5. Our Project Sound Bite
During the process of doing the project, we met with many important baseball advocators. Through their sharing of their experiences, we realized there are many people in our society who are doing a lot for the development of baseball in Taiwan. We hope we can encourage more people to take baseball more seriously. Our team members had gone to play baseball, or to watch baseball games during our free time. Our influence may not be much, yet our family and our friends are the initial steps we would like to try to influence and change to devote to baseball.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Baseball is one of thecurriculums in Physical Education. Through the study of baseball, we came to understand the history and the importance of baseball to Taiwan. We shareed our findings with our fellow schoolmates, and encouraged our teachers and students to play baseball more in their leisure time.