1. Description of Our Community
Once upon a time , it had been lighted here. With the decline of mining, then a glorious gold mining years walked into history quietly . Countless steps connecting with the warmness of people in this mine. Winding paths connecting with the memory of Golden City. So in 2002, Taipei County Government, Taiwan Power Company and Taiwan Sugar Company worked together and established Gold Ecological Park. Let’s walk into the tunnel of history, explore the old gold mining culture and the vivid rich life in the mining village.
2. Summary of Our Project
Gold Ecological Park is a rich fusion of local human and natural resources, the aim being to combine community power and completely preserve the precious natural resources, mining relics, landscape, historical memories and cultural property of Jinguashi, attempting to give them a new life. In 2002, Taipei County Government, Taiwan Power Company and Taiwan Sugar Company worked together and established Gold Ecological Park. The aims are preserving and reproducing mining history and cultural features , making the park a natural venue for environmental education, promoting gold art and metal crafts, establishing creative industry and make it become a Community eco-museum.
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:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
(1)Inconvenient traffic transportation: There is quite a distance between the target area and our school. It requires transportation, such as the local bus. So the teachers needed to help the students to get the destination (2)Insufficient tour guiding experiences: During the overview planning and tour guiding practical training, the outlines of it from different students would overlap. So it needed explanation and demonstrations from teachers. Because of the lack of experience of tour guiding, the students felt nervous , had stage fright and forgot the outline. (3)Unstable weather The weather in winter in Jinguashi is always rainy. It was very inconvenient when we did the tour guiding practical training.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We have found our passion to this land and culture. Also we learned how to be a tour guide and have a better guiding skill. It is absolutely a wonderful chance to experience and to be more close to your community.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In Taiwan, the nine-year-consistency curriculum focuses on training students in life skills and respecting the individual development of students. This is done cultivate the students’ capabilities to adapt to society. This time, we had a chance to explore “Gold Ecological Park” , to train students with humanistic feelings, integration capability, native and international consciousness and life-long learning standards.