CyberFair Project ID: 6164

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Source of Hehuang
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: school
    Xining, Qinghai, China

4 students, ages 13-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 3, 2010. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009

Classes and Teachers: Li qifang

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Located in the foot of Riyue Hill, the upstream of Huangshui and the boundary between agriculture and animal husbandry, Huangyuan County is called Haizang throat.In Pre-Qin dynasty there is a Qiang nomadic; the Queen Mother remains now. In the western Han there is a Qiang county, for more than two thousand years. Then became a famous inn in the Silk Road and a place of strategic point in Tangbo ancient path. There were pavilions, channels, stations, castles and even princess took carriage to the west which is a beautiful tale in Riyue mountain and monks came to the east and built Dongke temple and people from different groups doing trade in Dangeer town. Goods gathered and distributed here, culture exchanged here and finally a hall was established here and the town became a small sized Beijing. After sixty years’ foundation of the PRC, are new image here and after thirty years reform and opening up, it’s very prosperous.

2. Summary of Our Project

The theme of our case studies is customs in Hehuang. The istinctive geographical location and centuries of commercial trade, created a colorful ethnic culture, so that Danger is a town mixed of commerce, military, religious. We have photographed, interviewed, collected information and studied the history, attractions, environment development and protection here, and during which we have received a lot of supports from the promotion department of Huangyuan County and community management staffs, and we therefore have a lot of material. We use Web sites to express our praise for hometown and also train the cooperation between teachers and students. We have always stuck to the theme of 'visiting • feeling' and finally we hope that through this competition we can share the history, customs and natures of Hehuang with friends from all over the world as well as share our success, lessons and happiness.

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:1

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

Our school and families are using ADSL Internet access. Among the nine members, only three instructors have the Internet access condition at home. The internet in students computer room, where there are 40 computers, is unstable; only in the teachers’ office can it relatively unobstructed access. Therefore, much of the content in the website are mainly completed by the computers in teachers’ office.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Although our strength is still weak, we have to pass this power to the Hehuang companions. Months, in order to achieve our common goal, we lost a lot, but we get more!

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

The purpose of this activity is to let students go out the classroom, learn from the real life and his living environment and use the knowledge that learned from the books to their own practice, which is of great significance. We should cultivate the students’ independence and autonomy and guide students to question, investigate and explore. Students under the teachers’ guidance learn more actively and have their own personalized learning style. We should provide a rich educational environment to the students’ study and development. Therefore, our study of this topic is to give students a great opportunity to practice and use of knowledge of opportunities. Moreover, it allows students to learn the knowledge and experience that can be hardly learned in the textbook.

Project Elements

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

Dreamweaver MX 2004 WORD 2003 photshop 7.0 fireworks MX 2004 ACDSee 5.0 Microsoft IE 6.0 Cute FTP 7 mobile phone digital cameral USB and HDD computer ADSL Qiangxiangwancai platform that goes across nets

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

In the activity, we are not only an interviewee interviewed by a journalist, but also a journalist who can sense the feeling of having an interview. This is a great opportunity to the children who live in the mountain.

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

Through this practice and interview activities, students learned the skills to communicate with people, through photographing, they learn the skills of focus and aperture size, in the process of collecting materials, refining themes and planning activities, they learned the methods of collation and classification, through the whole activities, they learned how to better cooperate with other team members, through the activity of making websites, they learned how to do information processing in computer.

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

Research activities in this topic received a lot of support from many units and individuals; in here they were specially highlighted and thank you very much. Promotion Department of the County Tourism Bureau of the County Qianxiangwancai Technologies (China) CO. Ltd. Attractions management Several retired teacher who introduce the attraction Teaching and Study team of computer and Teaching and Study team of Chinese Individuals: Guoquan Li, minister of the Promotion Department of the County; Jun Zhang, staff of the Promotion Department of the County; Hao Dong, Zu Wang, Fuxiang Jiang, retired teachers and also the guides of attractions

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

This thematic research activity, not only let the students have a more clearly understanding of the Hehuang history and the ethnic customs, economic development here, but also enable students to cherish life today, foster their love of peace and simple style of spirit, and motivate their love for the hometown.


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