1. Description of Our Community
In the last years of the Ching dynasty, Wei-Wu-Ying barracks, located between Wu Kuai Cuo and Chi Lao Yeh Village (nowadays Kaohsiung city), was an important military site.
After the role of the barracks was dismounted, diverse proposals and plans were proposed for the development of Wei Wu Ying. Some of which were establishing a university or a community or parks.
Many people who advocated public welfare, such as Dr. Quei-Hai Tseng and Architect, You-Yi Lu, formed the “Council for Promoting Wei-Wu-Ying Metropolitan Park” in order to lobby for creating a park. After more than ten years effort, the direction of development towards a metropolitan park and arts center was settled. A green dream of years for the south finally came true.
2. Summary of Our Project
We eight little Wei-Wu soldiers all care and love the ecological environment. Therefore, after much discussion, we interviewed key members of the Council for Promoting Wei-Wu-Ying Metropolitan Park. We wanted to discover how they launched a green reform, and completed the “green dream” by means of a webpage. Then, we interviewed the former Kaohsiung County Head, Chiu-Hsing Yang to understand thoroughly how he promoted creating the park, and how he implemented the environmental philosophy of “zero waste” during his term of service.
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
Limited Time: The pressure from our class studies and the burden of homework in junior high school are great, so it was hard for us to do the project. As our available time varied, gathering together to have meetings was a difficult task. In order to work as a team and complete the project on time, we had to sacrifice after-school lessons sometime. We continued our lessons and made the webpage at the same time. We all did our utmost.
Insufficient Computer Skills: Everyone’s spare time and computer capabilities differ. Thus the process of gathering, integrating data and making the webpage was full of difficulties. The learning process is toilsome; but after our continuous discussion and modification, we finally made our themed webpage.
Insufficient Translation Ability: We hoped to join the international Cyberfair competition, but we found it was hard for us to translate our webpage into English. We spent a lot of time on words and grammar choice. We asked our English teacher’s help, too. It seems we cannot be lazy at English learning. Starting from the next English class, we cannot doze off ZZZZZ..!!
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We make more people to know about Wei-Wu-Ying Metropolitan Park.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Language and Arts: After each event and interview, we wrote down our work content and reflections, sorted study information, practiced interview skills and distributed questionnaires.Thus, our planning, conceiving, expressing, reading and writing abilities were enhanced.
Social Studies: Through the study, we cooperated as a team, did assigned work individually, and learned to coordinate. We further observed and documented our community environment. Eventually, we learned the dependences between people and the environment. We appreciate and care about everything, and would like to further our appreciation and concern into action