1. Description of Our Team
Our team has three members. Millie is a hard worker and she is working on celebrations. Francisco is a hard worker too. He is working on the history of Jemez. Joel is a good worker. He is working on the history of Taos. We have a good hard working team. Our teachers helped us by teaching us how to do stuff on webs and helping us when we had trouble.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our Website introduces the history of cultural traditions in the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. We will compare and contrast our traditional way of life before the arrival of the European explorers and since that time. We will comment on the changes that took place on our religious celebrations, foods, visual art, weapons, songs, dance, language, traditions, and our way of life. We will discuss how these changes are reflected in Pueblo arts and also how our traditions are maintained through our arts. Our Website can help people all over the world to see how contact between indigenous cultures and outsiders can be positive and negative.
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
We had to overcome many technical issues over the past few months. These issues are attributed to a slow Internet connection, lots of out of date equipment, and network issues. We overcame these issues by finding a website builder that functioned in spite of these issues and having a lot of patience. We worked around the problem to the best of our abilities.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Participation in Door to Diplomacy has meant a lot to us, because we got the opportunity to tell other people about the pueblos in New Mexico, including our own.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We used the Doors to Diplomacy project to support content standards in language arts and technology. We team-taught to make the project possible and the students had opportunities to work on their projects in their language arts and communications classes. A majority of our state standards molded well with this project, especially those in writing, research, and technology. We, also, utilized the Towa language and Jemez Pueblo History to meet some of our schools bilingual requirements. This project was an awesome learning tool for our students.