1. Description of Our Team
Harrison, Marco, Koji and Rintaro are all 15 years old. Creating a website for Doors to Diplomacy was a requirement for the 9th grade Language Arts class. The groups where chosen by the the teacher Mrs. Brill. Harrison created the website and contributed many on the paragraphs to the websites. Marco contributed most of the text for the website, while Rintaro and Koji contributed by improving their new found English skills.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our doors project is about internet censorship, specifically inside China. We talk about the pros and cons and how diplomacy can help.
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:dial-up modem
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):
Due to the fact that we are located inside the world's biggest firewall, China there some issues in finding videos to put on the site however these where easily circumvented.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The problems that we had to overcome included the internet, issue with email communication, language barriers, being inside China, trouble getting to content blocked by China. Email communication did not always work smoothly throughout this project. Language barriers between members of the group for whom English is a new language.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This has been a major learning experience for all involved.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We used the MLA format as part of the requirement for this English class project. We used internal citations, too.