1. Description of Our Community
“Kaohsiung”, a large industrial city in south, and it’s also the one of important cities in Taiwan.
It was not until the Japanese Colonial Period did Kaohsiung due to its large ports and Cross-Island Railway’s growing importance. It underwent transformation from agriculture-based to industrial and commercial after the introduction of heavy industries and the prototype of a port-based industrial city took its form.
After the Nationalist government moved to Taiwan, along with the establishment of the export processing zones as well as the Ten Major Infrastructure Projects, Kaohsiung’s industrial development peaked and its many factories created employment opportunities, which resulted in a huge influx of population from other counties and cities. As Kaohsiung City’s population density reached saturation, its developments were extended in surrounding towns and townships. Kaohsiung along with several neighboring administrative districts made up “Metropolitan Kaohsiung.”
“Kaohsiung County - Fongshan city - 'Wei Wu Ying' Park”
The Wei-Wu Military Camp is located at the junction of Kaohsiung County and Kaohsiung City in Southern Taiwan. To the east of the Camp is Fengshan City, Kaohsiung County and to the west of it is Lingya District, Kaohsiung City. And as the Camp is located at the junction of the city and county, the environment is less subject to damage due to urban development.
As for its surrounding, the density of population here is very high. Therefore, the existence of this park is essential for bettering living conditions.
2. Summary of Our Project
The Wei-Wu-Ying (Wei Wu Military Camp) Park Campaign marked the beginning of the Green Revolution in the South. With the environmental groups as the focus, along with the public opinions and academic and local government agencies that voice for the local environmental issues to be heard in the Central Government, the agenda is to reserve the green resources of The Wei-Wu-Ying and its land use rights.
The importance of the park is evident after understanding the environment and historical backgrounds. Some of the influential factors include: urban environment, industrial development and pollution, population and industrial structure, and so on.
In the course of the Wei-Wu-Ying Campaign, a rational and peaceful atmosphere is clearly projected. And from the details of the process, we may gain an insight into the organizational makeup, mode of operation, and more importantly, the central ideology that led to the comprehensive ongoing campaign and the purpose and outcome achieved which ultimately set a good example for later environmental movements.
In addition to personnel operation throughout the campaign, there must be ideological connotations from dreams to ideals, from ideals to ideas, and finally putting the ideas into action. The intrinsic values and thoughts have an impact on the movement itself; therefore, the core value of the Wei-Wu-Ying Campaign lies in understanding it.
Besides the focus, the campaign’s influence on the general concepts is even more profound. The value of the “green” no longer exists only among sports groups; it is promoted through the realization of the outcomes to achieve the social and educational results. The formulation of the intangible ideas has a greater impact as compared to a green revolution on the environment in which the promotion of environmental protection, greening, and landscaping is taken one step further to a broader and deeper meaning!
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:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The biggest problem we faced was the lack of language (English writing) ability, we can't express our meaning very correctly and directly in English. At beginning, we can only describe something basic, so most articles on WebPages were translated by professionals and our English teachers. But we still tried hard to write some part(ex: Narrative) of this project in English by ourselves. Finally, we benefited greatly by trying and learning how to write in English in the process of project!
5. Our Project Sound Bite
First. Be concerned with our environment actively and unite to fight for beautiful future life !
Second. “We want change! It is in human nature to love and care,” that is, the green groups wish to change the Kaohsiung residents to come and care for their land.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project fit into the “Local culture” curriculum and humanist care. Particularly, the main idea about environment improving and social values inspiring are suit with the topic of Cyberfair 2010-” Believe and Unite!” All in all, the concept-Green Dream- played an inportant role in pushing the progress of citizens’ sense of environmen. We can see that the group which started the movement realized democratic negotiation and put their plan into practice. These conditions support International Schools CyberFair project content standards, required coursework and curriculum requirements.