Return to the  small farmer period in Shezi Island

         

Project Description(Part 2)

1.Project 8543 Category: 7. Environmental Awareness
2.Project Title: Return to the small farmer period in Shezi Island
3.Years Your School or Organization has Participated in International Schools CyberFair. 2020
4.Description of "Our Community": Shezi Island is located in the Countryside Place of Shilin District in Taipei City. It is a sand bar by the confluence of the Keelung River and Danshui River.Because of fertile soil brought by the river, it had become an important vegetable producing area in Taipei area. However, since the construction was banned for nearly 50 years, many green farms have been replaced by illegal buildings and factories. Residents are worried about the quality of residency. In recent years, the issue of the development of Shezi Island has attracted much attention. We hope that we can do something good for Shezi Island ,and own a wonderful future!
5.Summary of Our Project: Shezi Island was once a transshipment place for shipping and transportation. It was once a major vegetable producing area in Taipei City, too. Nowadays, it has become an ecological pure land in the urban area of Taipei City. Things in the wonderful 'small farmer period(from 1930 to 1980)' may gradually be forgotten and disappeared. Before facing the issue of the development of Shezi Island, students eager to understand the changes of their hometown and learn to appreciate the humanistic of this duck head(the shape of Shezi Island), as well as the unique geographical environment and natural ecology.
6.Our Computer/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 your classroom has been connected to the Internet: more than 6
E) Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access:
Our school has built an external optical fiber network with a bandwidth of 300MB. Each class has 6 network points to meet the diverse connection needs of computers, projectors and electronic whiteboards, large-screen TVs and information boxes. Each classroom has one wireless network acess point with 802.11n or higher, which can provide students with stable network connection quality and facilitate mobile learning. Classes from the third grade to the sixth grade are equipped with a charging cart, and each student owns a tablet PC .
7.Problems We Had to Overcome: 1. Residents are busy with work, and the time available for interviews may not be able to match the schedule of students.
2. Few images and photographs can be collected ,because of flooding in the past.So we can only find old photographs of neighboring areas in the same period to replace.
3. There are many changes in the community environment, and we need to seek the enthusiastic leadership of local people and teachers of community groups.
4. The planning of visits and experience activities should avoid the busy period of farming, such as the festival.
5. COVID-19 are raging and it is difficult to carry out group actions, and parents of students were also worried.
8.Our Project Sound Bite: The Shezi Island area has long given people the feeling of being 'flooded' and 'backward', but they often ignore the natural ecology and humanities that have been lost in other urbanized areas.
We hope to lead people from all over the world who want to know the Shezi Island to enjoy the stories about the beauty and sorrow of the small farmers in Shezi Island easily.