1. Description of Our Community
Lugang Township, Changhua County is adjacent with Taiwan Strait to the west, Xiushui Township to the east, Fuxing Township to the south, and Xianxi Township and Hemei Township to the north. It is in the central part of Taiwan. Grandpa Chao is a kind old farmer. He was born and grew up in Tsaogang community, Lugang Town.He struggled half of his lifetime to get rid of poverty. After he became rich, he made up his mind to help people around in the rest of his life.
2. Summary of Our Project
Grandpa Chao witnessed modern Taiwan history and joined the 823 Artillery War in person. We were so lucky to have a conversation with the soldier surviving from the war. The story was so real that we were deeply attracted. Grandpa Chao always tried to overcome his difficulties in life. He was like the main character in a fantasy novel.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We mainly use the school's academic networks, school's computer classroom, and we can share and cooperate. The connection is very smooth, no stuck situation. At home we were connected via dial-up or ADSL to google thematic collaboration platform production.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1). We are too busy. 2). Grandpa Chao’s Car Accident made us revise the article structure. 3). We are not good writers. 4). We are not good at building webpages. 5). We don’t have the experience of interviewing people. 6). Translation is tough work. 7). Oscar transferred to Lugang Junior High School last summer.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
In fact, we are the biggest gainers because we learned a lot during this period. We have much more than expected. Grandpa Chao’s philosophy is so optimistic that everyone of us was moved by him. He always looked at the bright side of life and never gave up. His positive personality made everyone around him cheerful and upbeat.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
The purpose of the project “Extraordinary in ordinary” is to introduce The local leader -Grandpa Chao to people through the process of research and interview. During the study, our teammates learned to work with each others and to actively solve the problems we faced. These are in accordance with the education philosophy of Grade 1-9 Curriculum. It matches the learning domains, such as, Chinese&English Language,Social Study,Art and Humanity & Integrative Domain,and Science and Life Technology.