CyberFair Project ID: 8591

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Wooden Station
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Siang He Elementary School
    Puzih, Chiayi, Taiwan

4 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 16, 2021. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2019

Classes and Teachers: Lin chih hao

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Yunlin, Jiayi and Tainan in southern Taiwan are also the areas of the Canaan Plain. This is the first place in Taiwan to be reclaimed, so many monuments have been left. The opening of the railway in 1908 accelerated Taiwan's economic development. Our community is located in the middle of the Canaan Plain, so we chose to introduce the wooden railway station.

2. Summary of Our Project

The theme of our study is four wooden railway stations in Yunlin, Jiayi and Tainan. These stations have been in operation since the opening of the railway in western Taiwan in 1908. Although all four stations have been remodeled, they retain their former appearance.

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:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

There are three computers and tablets in the classroom, each of which can be connected to the Internet to query data. The school has a fiber optic network to connect to the Internet very quickly.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We had lots of problem on the project. The most difficult challenge is the time. We can only visit the station on the weekend, and the schedule is up to the train’s time table.So every one looks for the information of one station.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We learn a lot after we visited the stations. We thought the station is only for transportation at first. But we knew every station has it’s own story and it’s own meaning now. It will be a wonderful journey if you visit the stations with a different view just like us.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

The new things we know in the project The living skills: We know how to buy the ticket, how to read the time table, and how to take the train. It’s the basic living skills. The social studying: We know that trains play the role of improving the transportation in Taiwan. And the station is important for the citizen. The internet: We learned how to make a website, how to use the digital camera, and how to edit the phptos.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

The tools we used: 1.Camera: We took photos of every stations. 2.Wikipedia:We got lot’s of information such as the stations, the express, and the railway.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

The most special is Shiliu Station and Linfengying Station, which are really located in the community, unlike the transportation center of a metropolis. Few people know that there are these stations in Taiwan. The Baoan Station became famous because of an advertisement 30 years ago.Later, many people would come here to buy a commemorative ticket. Houbi Station is also famous, because a movie 20 years ago was shot near the station, and everyone would go to the community near the station to stroll around. We want everyone to know that there are still these wooden stations in Taiwan, which are also historical sites. We also want to let everyone know that these stations are actually near their homes, and we will keep these stations further.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

The highway replace the function of railway recently. The railway is no more important . We tried to remind people the wonderful memories about taking trains through this project. The experience can not be replace by anything. And we also hope the people who never take trains can have fun with our website.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

We began to search the information after we decided the topic. Our teachers in the school also gave us many suggestions. They suggested us to write the travel note. Because anyone can find the information on the wed, but the travel note is original. Some of the teacher also told us their experience about taking trains.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

For many students, the experience of taking trains or visiting stations is very special. Because they never did it before. Most people take train for transportation. They don’t want to stay in the station. But through the project, the students learned how to look the station in a different way. And they learned many living skills like how to buy the ticket in the project. No matter the end is good or not, the memory is forever!


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