1. Description of Our Community
India is a colorful country having many communities exhibiting spectacular diversity. India is a secular country having people of various religions living in harmony.Virtually every major religion has a strong connection with India (including Christianity -- some people claim Jesus Christ meditated in India in his early years). Buddhism was born in India (not China), so were Sikhism, Jainism, and of course Hinduism. The Zoroastrians, the Jews (living in India since 600 B.C.), the people of Bahai faith, all are found in India in substantial numbers. In India, there is no such thing as the Indian language. By some counts there are over 200 languages in India (almost 1600, if you include dialects), with about twenty of them being very prominent ones. Perhaps India remains the only country where unstitched clothing is still popular. The Saree, Lungi, Dhoti, Turbans are all worn this way. It is the way of wearing is where the styles differ. India is too diverse culturally also.The years of foreign rule, religious movements, and spiritual discoveries in the ancient land of India has given way to a rich potpourri of social habits, festivals, and customs.
2. Summary of Our Project
This project is dedicated to the discussion on some Indian leaders who have inspired us. As India is a big country, the second most populous country in the world, it has produced many great leaders in various fields such as Education, Technology, Social service, Sports, Dance, Music, Painting Sculptor etc. Though we wanted to talk about every great leader that India has produced, but we are limited by our time and technology limits. Hence, we decided to talk about some those leaders who have inspired us in particular.
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:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1. Difference of Opinion. The students among themselves as well as with teacher had different points of view for a situation. So reaching at a consensus was a hilarious task. 2. Overlapping of the students' work. Some times students' parts were partly overlapped with other students' part. This resulted in replicated and different pieces of information. This sometimes eased the situation, but some times it created problems. 3. Time crunch. Often students were busy with their studies and other school activities, so we sometimes faced shortage of time as per our wishes.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This project helped student peep into the great efforts that our leaders have put in to address burning issues of our people.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The project fitted in school curriculum beautifully as web page development is part of middle school curriculum. After this project we learned that our educational system provides us rich concepts and this project provided us rich practical. Internet has helped us in doing research in faster and efficient manner.