Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7282

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Relationship Beyond Horizon
Category: 6. History of Foreign Relations

School: Saint Louis Laboratory High School
    Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

4 students, ages 15 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 15, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Florida Martin, Vincent Tabor, Rainielle, Juwan, Cathryn, Rae

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

- Time management was on the difficulties we had encountered while making this project. There were times that our team was not complete on group meetings because of our hectic schedule. But despite that, we had our gadgets, the internet, our laptops that helped us communicate with each other during those times.

2. Summary of Our Project

The bilateral relation between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America is manifested by the Philippines – US relations. The diplomacy molded by the two countries back 1940’s still remains strong. The country’s relations are based on shared history and commitment to democratic principles, as well as on economic and military ties. They continue to share a commitment to democracy and human rights. Hand in hand, they work together to foster inclusive economic growth and alleviate poverty. Both governments seek to revitalize and strengthen their partnership by working toward greater security, prosperity and service to Filipinos and Americans alike. The U.S. is also working closely with the Philippines to reduce poverty and increase prosperity.

The U.S. fully supports Philippine efforts to root out corruption, to open economic opportunity, and to invest in health and education. In return, the Philippines exports semiconductor devices, computers, automobile parts, electric machinery, textiles and garments, and the like. With the same goal and same intentions to promote world peace, the countries are bounded together to further improve and broaden their bilateral ties. Treaties pave way for the promotion and benefit of the both countries. In a picture of Philippines and US relations, we can personally testify that it is an ingenious relation and yet we can’t avoid having problems and issues in the picture. Despite the negative development and impacts of the problems, they manage to pin down and continue to uplift values. Treaties, agreements, trades and investments lay concrete the relation between Philippines and US. They come hand in hand to bring changes and to implement the country’s extradition treaties.

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:2-3

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

- Time management was on the difficulties we had encountered while making this project. There were times that our team was not complete on group meetings because of our hectic schedule. But despite that, we had our gadgets, the internet, our laptops that helped us communicate with each other during those times.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

“With good relations and great tactics, there is a better tomorrow” This means that when it comes to these kinds of things, nothing can stand on our way when we have the right attitude, strategy and relationship. Nothing could ever be impossible when we just unite and when we untie, we can grab that opportunity of a better tomorrow.

6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

- We as united persons followed the different standards and instructions for us to be able to join this competition. We learned more about the relations of our country to the United States of America. By this project we developed some of our skills. This also expounded on our knowledge on how we are going to create our webpage. We let our ideas build the content of our project. We then discovered that we are able to use the things taught to us. Also using high technologies helped us understand and learn more about the things we need. We students limited our works and researches on what a certain person of our age can achieve. We can say that by this project of us, we increased our knowledge because of our researches.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your Doors to Diplomacy project?

Software: Microsoft Word 2007-This was used to encode information and the content of our project. Wix Website - Site Builder

Hardware: Desktop Computer-Since all of our members own a desktop computer, this device was the most helpful of all. With the use of this, the members are greatly contributing their part for the project. This was also used mainly in accessing the Internet for further research and also for communication among members. Cellular phone-This gadget was used to communicate between members. Video/Digital Camera-This gadget was used to take videos and pictures during interviews.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your Doors to Diplomacy project both on-line and in person.

-Knowing that we are the generation X, we use the power of technology in promoting; educating and connecting with people to share our gathered information to fatherly uphold the Philippines’ recognition in terms of its diplomacy and relation affairs. -We are looking forward for the spread of our website. With the amount of visitors who would probably review our website, we come to acknowledge their presence in educating someone regarding the Philippines’ values and affairs.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

- Our project made the people in our community more aware of the history of the Philippines. This also made them realize the Philippines have many and different relations between other countries. By this, they would be more aware of what the Philippines had been through. This would also help our country be recognized by other people in the community because of the unique and great history and relationship to other countries. Philippines would also gain more tourists because of this. They would be ignorant of what Philippines have why our country have many connections. This topic of ours is a great one to talk about for our country to be recognized. They would also learn about the positive and negative effects of the relation of our country to the other countries.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Through interview and information gathering we were able to include the community in our project.


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