1. Description of Our Team
Our team consists of four members. Jalen works well and is quite. Janae works hard and is organized. Marley is a hard worker and organized. Chrishelda is our team leader and she works hard. Our teachers put us into our group. They picked groups that she thought would work best.
2. Summary of Our Project
We as a team have chosen to make our project about Pueblo holidays. Pueblo people have some unique holidays that are specific to Native American traditions as well as holidays that represent a blending of Native and European Catholic traditions. Here in Jemez Pueblo, we have saints’ days, feast days, name days, and special events surrounding the Christmas and New Year holidays. We have so many special days that are part of our own tradition, and we don’t really make much of American national celebrations. The only shared celebration we have that does not involve a saint or some religious element is Thanksgiving. Holidays around the world are sometimes similar to ours and sometimes very, very different. But even different Pueblo tribes have some holidays that are different from each other. Our Website will introduce and discuss the similarities and differences among the major Pueblo celebrations and show how these relate to holidays and celebrations in other parts of the world.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
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 trouble beginning our project. We did not not know what information to find and what information we needed. Our teachers helped us learn the steps of researching and we were able to get started. We had problems with the internet server. We had to be creative to work on our projects.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The possibility of the scholarship and the opportunity to share about ourselves means a lot to us!
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.