1. Description of Our Community
Changhua County has a long history. When it holds large and small temples celebrations or welcomes blessing tours, we can hear the performance of traditional music. Changhua City Office established CCCO in 2004, which provided the opportunities for several elementary schools of the county to form Chinese orchestra clubs and for students to learn traditional music. Community and elderly colleges also offer courses of traditional music for the public. It can be seen that traditional music is integrated in the life of the citizens of Changhua.
2. Summary of Our Project
After several discussions, we decided to set CCCO as our research subject, interview its members, appreciate traditional music performance, and recognize the musical instruments. We then designed several questionnaires related to traditional music and asked the students of five elementary schools which have Chinese orchestra clubs, namely, Changhua County Chung Shan Elementary School, Ding Fan Elementary School, Hai Pu Elementary School, Jing Siou Elementary School, and Yong Jing Elementary School, to fill them out. We distributed the questionnaires to 376 students and collected 255 valid pieces for analysis.
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
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Our school has two computer classrooms. The teachers' offices also have computers. In addition, there are several laptops available. Our school has academic network system, while the team members have ADSL network at home. Therefore, no matter at home or at school, we have fairly robust and convenient network.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
(1)Confirmation of the topic, category, and questions of the Cyberfair. After the establishment of the team, with the introduction by our teachers, we met Mr. Chun-yen Huang, the Music Director of CCCO who welcomed us to interview and visit! We thought it was a great theme and rare opportunity of interview, so we defined our Cyberfair project in the category of 'Local Culture, Music, and Art Forms'. We decided the name of the team as “Heroes & Traditional Music” and the project title as “A Journey to Traditional Music”. Detail URL: http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2016/gsh8036/6-2.htm
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Through the referral by Mr. Chun-yen Huang, we had the opportunity to visit CCCO, enjoyed live and wonderful traditional music. The proficient conducting skills of the Conductor Mr. Yi-hung Chang and the excellent performances, the seamless cooperation, and constant practice of the members are pivotal to the success of a concert. It was an unforgettable experience to interview Chian-fu Chiu, the Mayor of Changhua and General Director of CCCO. He was nice and humorous and knew a lot about traditional music. He also shared his tips of governance from which we benefited much. Detail URL: http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2016/gsh8036/6-2.htm
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Whether visiting the Mayor of Changhua and the members of CCCO or designing questionnaires, we must constantly modify our text and selected appropriate words. The oral expression ability during interviews and the composition of short articles by summarizing the data we collected, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, all reflected our daily accumulation of language proficiency. Detail URL: http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/gsh2016/gsh8036/6-3.htm