1. Description of Our Team
Our group is made of three students, called Twinkle, Archan, Nishchal. We started working as a group after being intrigued by Nishchal's initial idea of discussing communication.Twinkle, 14, main job was to work on the some of the culture and language guides; specifically focused on Urdu, Bangla and Tamil or Sinhalese. Archan, 14, his job was to work on some of the culture and language guides specifically with his knowledge of Japanese, Burmese and Chinese Language. Nishchal, 14, he also worked on the language and culture guides; specifically with his background knowledge of Hindi, Persian and Russian. Mr. Anand Ghodki our teacher worked along with us every step of the way. His vast knowledge and encouragement was invaluable to the success of our group. We appreciate all those who helped us along the way.
2. Summary of Our Project
Diplomacy, according to Webster's vest Pocket Dictionary, means affairs between political entities: finesse and tact. We made this website to promote diplomacy by teaching about different languages and cultures of Asian countries. Public relation plays vital role in bringing social harmony. Public relation is an intricately woven network and important link between organizations and society. It plays an important role in bringing about transparency and ethical dealing between organizations, Governments, Media and society. We think that knowing each other and learning each other's culture and language may help promote friendly relations between countries. This will also help maintain peace among the countries and would help make this world a better place!!
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:4-6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The main problem we encountered was less of co operation of team mates till 2011. But we were able to overcome this problem in 2012. Since every one was in active mode to finish this project we started working day and night but then we were followed by the network connection problem which was due to the overload of school server. We didn’t give up and started working at our home. One more problem we faced was that we were not able to attend much of the classes since the network was slow and we were not able to save our project in time.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our project was liked by our school mates, teachers, parents, relatives and list goes on. Our project helped many students to know about different countries, their culture and languages. Our project also affected local communities by providing easily accessible information that anyone could attain when desired.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Most of the information for project was gathered in social studies class and it helped us a lot to attain the information about the eastern countries. We were successful in understand the politics and the views of the locals towards their culture. We were able to learn many new languages. We also came to know the common behavior of the locals, their belief and much more. Not only did we gather new information about nations,, but we were able to learn new ways of communication with the locals. We learned a lot about communication and how it is useful in one’s life.