CyberFair Project ID: 5342

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Huang yuan Lamp row
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: The 3rd Middle school of Huangyuan County
    Xining, Qinghai, China

5 students, ages 14-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 3, 2008. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2007

Classes and Teachers: Fu mingxiang and Pu haiping

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://htt://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Huangyuan, locates the east of famous Sun and Moon Mountain and the source of Huangshui River, covers 1509 square kilometers. It consists of 9 village, 2 towns, 147 administration districts, 7 communities, which has a 140000 population and 13 people: Han, Zang, Mongo, Hui etc. Huangyuan County are also known as “main connection of Qinghai and Tibet” and “throat of Qinghai and Tibet” for it has Ningge road, 109 national highway, 315 national highway, Qingxin road through it. Huangyuan County is teemed with the agriculture and byproduct, such as wheat, yam, vegetable, especially the horse bean enjoys the international reputation; with 13 kinds of the mineral material as rock gold, copper, iron, mine, limestone and granite, large reserves and exploit potential; with various kinds of wild life, mainly musk, wolf, silver fox, otter etc, more than 40 kinds; with wild plant more than 480 kinds, among them rhubarb, mint, zangyinchen (medicine name), chaihu (medicine name), aweto are the in the market both home and abroad and Juecai (vegetable name) and hemp enjoy high nutritious value. Its unique geographic position has totally 47 sites with positive future, which contains the natural and ecological tourism resource, such as the Great Black Valley, Western Stone Valley, Yaoshui Valley, Huashi Valley, Zongjia Valley, and human tourism resource, mainly Sun and Moon Mountain ancient site culture, Chenghuang Temple, zhazang temple, Tang and Fan ancient corridor.

2. Summary of Our Project

Early as the Jiaqing emperor and Daoguang emperor’s ruling period, the shop hang the signboard out to attract the customers. The signboard is very simple but quite novelty with the candles inside and light at night. From that, this kind of the signboard became more and more exquisite and delicate with the crave-edged foundation and designs. Being set at the both side or the lintel of the shop gate, the lighting signboards with various shape shine the dark night like daylight, which make Huangyuan as the north-western plateau “sleepless city”. With the influx of many customers from the inner land, the progressed culture of center area was also introduced. Many shop owners uniquely change the signboard introduced from center area to large-sized lamp row crossing the street--- the Huangyuan Lamp Row finally come into being, which is the object of the themed researched projects. It mainly covered the origin, procedure, evolve and even crisis of the lamp row. Through the research, we can let more and more people to know, inherit and publicize the lamp row out from county, city to worldwide.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

As our school is quite far from the county, the web internet is still not available. The only way is to use the telephone line with 4k per second. The computer are not available at home, so normally, they practice the computer at the appointed computer room in school in noon time.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

As we have attended second time the web page match, we are more experienced and better in collecting the details. Not only collect the all kinds of lamp row, but also words information are collected. We can make it , mainly because the importance attached to the lamp row development. Recent years, our county government try her best to achieve the renaissance of the lamp row on the north-western tableland, so they invest a lot on lamp row making, both on manpower, material and finance, and build up the Huangyuan Lamp Row researching company. But the students should put our study as the number one, so during the procedures fo collecting, interviewing and making, there is some difficulties, such as the dean don’t want the student to attend for worrying their study would be disrupted. Thanks to our master, Kui Shengliang, always coordinated and persuade the teachers and strongly support us, we can fulfill this themed researching projects.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The is the second time for us to attend the internet expo. Through the train organized by the townandtalent company, we decide to choose Huangyuan Lamp Row as our topic. After deciding, our teachers and we are working on collecting the information. Our classmates are designated to collect some pictures and information reflecting the lamp row. They are work carefully and go to the computer room to organize the details collected in noon time, and write down their date. We upload the frame to internet at early September for Ms. He’s comment. She point out the fault and comment to us. She recommended that our web page should reflect the students joining and tech-processing the web page. With all this comment, our target are more clear. Our mates all the way go to the culture museum to interview with the researcher of the Huangyuan Lamp Row; Mr. Yang zenggui, the craftsmanl and others for character painting, embroidery and paper-cutting. They told us their experience and many other stories about the lamp row. We learned a lot from them. Under the following instructions of the Ms. He, we work it out smoothly. Above all, from making the web page for the Internet EXPO, we learn a lot , especially, the power of the group.

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

through this internet expo activity themed research plan, our students know more about the huangyuan lamp row, as the national non-material culture heritage. Knowing its development and current situation, our students are willing to join this activity and publicize in the campus after the webpage making. When we show the site in the ladder classroom, we received praise and encouragement, at same time, let more joining us for advise. Also we let more people to be interested in the computer course. Many students wish to join our group to make the webpage. We are so proud that, everyone can be the master.

Project Elements

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

Hardware: computer, digital camera, scanning appliance, U-disk and notebook Software: Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 web page editing, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer, ACDSee8,cutting, Iss. Web site internet: e-mail, bbs, Iss, adsl

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

five members are from different town. In order to make the research, we are divided into own town to collect the huangyuan lamp row history and artwork, but we failed, as none of us know it. So our research had to stop. At this time, Mr. Fu said that: it is because all of us doesn’t know it, we are obliged to research this, not only publicizing locally, but also the world. It is town and talent company giving us this chance to show and let us attend the internet world expo. We are confident that our students will successful.” Our students are full of confidence, deciding that after the web site done, all of us will publicize the lamp row and show the charm of the lamp row in the ladder class room in the noon time. Recording the feeling in the procedures, they ask hexiaosong for the tech problems through town and talent. The related unit and department’s staff connected with the teachers are interviewed with the students.

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

through this internet expo activity themed research plan, our students know more about the huangyuan lamp row, as the national non-material culture heritage. In our interview, all the works of papercutting, painting, embroidery are deeply impressed us that the farmers even so skillful as a master. Through this activity, our students publicize in the campus, and let more students to know the lamp row. Let more people joining us to protect the national nonmaterial culture heritage.

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

The success of this themed research has a lot with the great support from the school. Master Kui at first refuse to have the interview with us. But when he knows our purpose, he is very happy. He help us actively to find the words information, connecting the craftsman and leading us to their home by explaining our aim. Without Mr. Dang’s help, it will take us a lot of time to arrange. As the show is on the first month, we have little information. We ask fo r help to Mr. An yongfa in county tour bureau. He is warm hearted and providing his own pictures and contact for us. He also called to ask the progress. Ma yuying deputy sheriff heard that we are going to have interview. She stick to come to our school for saving time. Encouraging us to continue to publicize the lamp row to the global for more understanding, let them visit huangyuan. She also asked us not to give up the learning while doing the research. Under their great help we finally finish the interview. And we got the tech direction when making the web page, we learn many from this. our themed plan can’t be successful without their support. Here we would like to thanks.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

it is very happy to attending. We learn a lot. Every interview may surprised us. We are from unknown about the huangyuan lamp row to collecting the information to share with students all over the school. Second, through this match we learn how to make the web page, process the simple pictures, using the camera and video, the first time to learn the web page making and pictures processing. The most important thing is that we learn the feeling of cohesive. In the collecting, there are also some teachers misunderstanding by not let our members to join, through Fu’s talking, and we try our best to take our leisure time to interview and collecting the information in the noon time. Through this match, we learn the colorful folk culture. There are many common people around us. Their concentration in making and carefulness are deeply impressed us. We are really working with many self-taught craftsman. We learn many knowledge from them and their shining side. No pain, no gain.


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