1. Description of Our Team
Our team has four members from our class. Ambrosia is a hard worker. She does her work and is nice. Tyler is, also, a hard worker and he works independently. Maxine works with no distractions and does her work. Keilani is a positive person and can finish her work. The teachers divided us into groups. We divide the jobs by what each person knows.
2. Summary of Our Project
We chose to focus on the category “Leadership Traits” for our Doors to Diplomacy project. We are going to compare the structure and operations of our native tribal government to our national government, the government system of the United States of America. As a sovereign nation, what are our rights and responsibilities within the overarching government of our country? How has the United States government system influenced our tribal government system? How are leaders selected in our system? What is the history of our interaction with the United States government? What happens when a crime takes place on a sovereign nation? How does our tribal government work in cooperation with the United States government? We will conduct research online, at the library, at our school and within the community to explore all these questions in our Doors to Diplomacy project.
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 issues getting organized and with the internet. We had trouble deciding each person's job. We worked together to assign jobs and make it fair. The internet was down and the website we used to build our pages was very slow. We had to be patient and work on it whenever the internet worked.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Participating in Door to Diplomacy has meant a lot to our school. It helps our students and school have a chance at a better future.
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.