1. Description of Our Team
Carson- She is 13 years old, she was in charge of citations and editing. Janie- She is 14 years old, she was in charge of putting together the research and wrote most of what is in English. Tiffany- She is 15 years old, and was in charge of getting Chinese research, translating and pictures, and artsy stuff. Lou Salome- She is 14 years old, and was in charge of translating from English to Chinese.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our DTD project is about how horrible some orphans are treated all around the world. A lot of orphanages do not put that much time and effort into helping the kids, by keeping the malnourished, and in need of clothes and shelter. We think that with the help of diplomacy, this could change, and help the orphans of the world for the better.
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:not sure
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):
Our school gives us computers. We each have our own at school, and at home, therefore we did most of our research on the computer.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Our group had numerous issues to overcome to make this project work. One issue was a personality problem. Two of our team members were constantly trying to take charge of the project and sometimes made it very difficult to get anything done. Another issue that we had to face was the slow internet speed in China. Also, a lot of the websites we tried to access were blocked due to the internet censorship in China.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This Doors to Diplomacy project has taught us (as a group) to appreciate other's talents and how to work in a group quickly and efficiently.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We talked about Orphanages of the World. For example, we talked about how bad people treat to those poor children all throughout the world. We learned a lot about using iWeb to create a website, and we also learned how to work in a small group, and how to work through our problems. We used the Internet a lot to help us through this all. Our school interacts through the computer. We did all of our research on the Internet. This gave us a broader perspective on what the world thinks about orphanages.