CyberFair Project ID: 5027

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Entering Binggou
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: school
    Ping Luo, Ning Xia, China

4 students, ages 13-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2007. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2006

Classes and Teachers: Yan Yue-qin, Chen Hai, Liu Guo-yuan

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Ningxia is one of the cradles of Chinese culture. There were human beings even in Paleolithic Age that is 300,000 years ago in Ningxia. Shuidonggou relics tell us a mysterious story happened a long time ago. After Zhang Qian, a West Han Dynasty envoy, traveled to western regions, the Silk Road went through Ningxia where became an important joint point of traffic and trade between west and east of China.

2. Summary of Our Project

The Binggou of Ningxia Province is special for its location of ancientry. There were even many heroes at Binggou, but now it presents a kind of desolation for people. Why? What's happening here? After discussion, we decided to choose Entering Binggou as our subject. In the project we introduce the location, origin, actuality, exploration and communication, displaying the culture of Binggou and helping it spread all over the world.

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:none

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Firstly, we have no experience of such activity. But with the help of the friends in Town and Talent, we finally complete the project successfully. Secondly, communication condition is poor. We communicated once a week via chatting software and at other time our teacher Miss Yan contacted Liu with Email. Sometimes the chatting software was not stable and we had to talk through the phone. Thirdly, we are far away from Binggou, so we need spend more expenses on doing it. But we believe it is worthy for us. Fourthly, our English was not good enough and Mr. Liu told us the information on the Cyber Fair website. And the work must be in English, so we had to ask help for Town and Talent.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Although we join the game last year, we feel we can still do nothing now. So we must study ceaselessly. Further more, from this we can get better knowledge of ourselves -- there is nothing impossible only if we have determination and resolution. Taking part in the project really benefits us a lot.

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

To build our website, we collect material relating to history, geography, art, culture and we have improved computer and interpersonal skills. We have known how to make our plans and timetable. Furthermore, in the process we encouraged each other and highlighted and enhanced friendship and teamwork spirit. And we have known how to help others.

Project Elements

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

(1) Hardware facilities: computer, digital camera. (2) Computer software: Dreamweaver for webpage editing, PhotoImpact for graphic processing, Microsoft Word for textual information editing, Outlook Express for receiving and sending mails, Internet Explorer for browsing website, ACDSee for image browsing, CuteFtp and UC chatting software. (3) Internet: E-mail, message board, FTP server, dedicated connected.

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

We are very pleased to spread the culture of Binggou as Community Ambassador. We make research in different people, our school mates, villagers etc, with the questionnaire as the tool. To make more people know more about Binggou, we propagandize the culture of Binggou far and near.

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

We have a better knowledge of the culture of Binggou and its importance. After the research, we feel the culture of Binggou contains long history and culture that it should be definitely spread to more people even to the world. We are a special team that has extraordinary confidence and perseverance. We believe in 'no pain no gain' and our friendship has deepened. With the passion we are able to overcome any difficulties. Furthermore, whenever we came across problems, there were always support and help with us.

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

All the contents on our website are edited and marshaled by our team after referring to relative books and historic material. All the books are listed in the reference list. The photos are all taken by us with digital camera.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We have known more about Binggou and some stories we never heard of. We are never so close to Binggou. We have improved the ability of cooperation and communicating. We have realized the importance of forgiveness and encouragement as we are striving for the same object. At the same time, we deeply understand the saying 'Confidence is the first step on the road to success!


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