1. Description of Our Community
More than 300 years ago, immigrants surnamed Xiao and Liu moved from Fujian Province to here. They cultivated at this place and built the village before the entrance of Babuza. Pepo Tehuloen village. Therefore people call this township 'Shetou'. Shetou is not only a beautiful and peaceful place, but also have many spots for you to visit on vacation. There are three specialties in Shetou: ': 1. Plenty of socks, 2. Plenty of guava, and 3. Plenty of presidents of company.' Among them, ' socks ' is the most famous specialty in Shetou. Therefore, when you visit Shetou, you must buy the socks, unless you will come to a treasure mountain and go back empty-handed. The Socks produced in Shetou already has great reputation in Taiwan, in the future, we will popularize its reputation to the whole world and let the people all know Shetou's socks!
2. Summary of Our Project
Our hometown, Shetou, once was famous of our 'Socks Industry'. However, as the time and economic environment changed, the 'Socks Industry' in Shetou declined. In our study, we explored socks industry from the history, production process, marketing strategy, difficulty they faced and the future prospect. We sincerly hope that through our study, not noly ourselves can get closer to socks industry of Shetou, but also can let people all over the world know the socks industry in Shetou of Taiwan.
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:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The first problem we faced was time problems. Because it's a little late when we decide to participate in 'GlobalSchoolNet', we didn't have enough time to study it. Besides, all our team members are at sixth grade, so we are busier in studying than the other grade students. Because of this reason, we worked very hard to finished our study. We spent our break time between courses, and also sacrificed our vacation. Besides, we assigned our job efficiency to finish by teamwork. We also had communication and interview skills problems. This is our first experience of interview, besides some team members were very shy and nervous. Although we collected information and prepared questions every time before the interview, we usually just didn't know what we should ask at the interview. Even thought teachers already helped us to simulate interviewing. Besides, they also told us the skills of listening carefully, looking for any questions, no interrupting, and asking questions at the appropriate time,etc. Those skills really helped a lot.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Through this study, we learned not only the knowledge of socks, but also understood the importance of team work.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We combined Grade 1-9 Curriculum in Taiwan with the study of 'GlobalSchoolNet'. There are language, social studies, art and humanities, mathematics, science and technology, health and physical education, and integrative activities. Through this study, we learned how to write a progress report, analyze data, and formulate the interview questions. Besides, we knew the situation of the community and the plight of the industry. Now we do care of the industry of our community and also our communities. In math aspect, we learned how to create a questionnaire survey. In science and technology aspect, We learned how use electronics products to record the interview as video, audio, and pictures. And we also learned how to produce web pages and sent data by computers and internet.