CyberFair Project ID: 6176

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Folk Art Troupe of Taole
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Taole First High School
    Pingluo, Ningxia, China

6 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 3, 2010. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009,2008,2007,2006

Classes and Teachers: Yan yueqin

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our school locats at Pingluo County in Ningxia, the folk art troupe in the topic is in the same identical area, it is an association which we established spontaneously. Pingluo County located at north of Yinchuan plain in Ningxia, downstream area of Qingtong cliff, subordinates the plan county which Shizuishan has jurisdicted, east near the Erdos terrace, west near Helan Mountain, approaches the torrential Yellow River water. From Lian town in Xihan Dynasty, to Jingzhou, Dingzhou in Tang and Song' Dynasty, set Pingluo town in Yongzheng two-year (1724). Xiongnu, Xianbei, Tujue, Dangxiang and so on national minorities once lived by the water plant in Pingluo. Pingluo was since the military land that every country must fight for in old times, Qin, Han, Tang, Song, Xixia, Ming, Qing and so on dynasties all set town in Pingluo one after another, having large army here. In history, the ancient battlefield under Helan Mountain, there are wars in the town, resisting Xianbei in Han Dynasty, resisting Tujue, Turfan, Dangxiang in Tang Dynasty, breaking Weiyuan army in Song Dynasty, fighting Liao, Song in Xixia Dynasty, extinguishing Xixia by Chenjisihan, resisting Dadan in Ming Dynasty, as well as “three Ma resisted Sun” in Mingguo and other likely wars, once carried on fierce battle in this well-loved place. In the modern times, Hui and Han people have overthrown of Qing Dynasty Pingluo County alley to respond the Xinhai Wuchang Uprising. On September 25, 1949, throughout the Pingluo County have liberated, the people's government of Pingluo town has established. The unique site, the north scenery, the Jiangnan scenery in Pingluo, has bred uniquely, the simple and honorable culture. And music is one of them. Pingluo is a area of pasture culture and agriculture culture blending together, Confucianist culture in Zhongyuan and Islam culture in northwest blending together, several thousand years long history is in all over the old city, recording sincere history and culture of Pingluo. Taole town is a town of Pingluo, but obtains the county leader's attention; causes folk cultural here better influencing people's life.

2. Summary of Our Project

Now, many folk cultural art along with the quickening step of industry modernization and village urbanization, inheriting and carrying forward the folk art spontaneously are each Ningxia person's responsibility. It is the entire citizen’s responsibility of the society. Because of this topic's manufacture, we through the folk member's rigid pursuing spirit to the folk art, with as well as participating in the performance to folk art's investigation and study in the activity, hope our topic to be able for the folk art inheritance and the development.

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:none

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

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

Our school only has one computer room can access the net, the school has many classes, as well as the time arranges, we only can access the net in Friday afternoon each week, each time we can only hear our teachers and our heartbeat as well as sound of raping keyboard.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

First: Our time arrangement is tight, our school begins to study 7: 00every day, Teacher Yan is also a head teacher, he must arrives at the class to look on the students’ studies, class is over at 18: 30 in the afternoon, they are tired after a day’s work, we study according to the class schedule, they could not have the abundant time to do this thing, we can only use Sunday, we can not remember how many weekends we have not rested. Second: Communication barrier. We reorganize our source material every week in the school engine room; sometimes we just rapped and have not preserved files, the computer halted. Sometimes it need very long time to upload the revised picture to our website, we was hungry. Third: we are not in the same class, sometimes temporary set because of class test, we could not arrive on time, it affects the progress of homepage. Fourth: English proficiency, our English proficiency is not high, because the organization committee requests the participative work has an English edition, therefore, we can only ask help from teachers in thousand townships and tens of thousands people, we express thanks to them here.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Looks back on experience which this group walks by, we experienced too much, to let more people love the folk art, we have rehearsed the splendid program at the school ninth campus culture art festival under art troupe's leader's instruction, when we on the stage, schoolmates' applause under the platform caused us happy. Principal and the fellow leaders appraise our program to be good, the extracurricular person cannot help but to exude the commendation sound on our campus, added: “these children perform really well.” This explains that the people also like the folk culture, hoped that the folk art can arrive at each corner on our Earth. There are many people who have helped us, bring hope to us and support us, perhaps they did not think that they had already done a very meaningful matter, but because of their participation, the folk art only then causes more people to understand and love it. When one day the folk art troupe performs in the worldwide, you can also proud for yourself to be a Ningxia person.

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

We take interviewing the folk art troupe as the main line, to show the folk art, this interview not only unified history, geography, art, culture, computer, public relations and other disciplines, also unified the local campus culture, lets “the folk art” enter in the campus, the folk art has not only displayed our local people’s rigid pursuing to the happy life, has highlighted deep to love the folk art of our local people. Also programs we performed under the folk art troupe's leader's instruction at the campus culture art festival, the exchange between students and the folk art group moved in our student, made the students to understand the folk art better, the folk art obtains very good dissemination. This all, several people can not complete, but it is achievement which many respected teachers and lovable schoolmates as well as members of the folk art troupe, certainly also has many people help and support us. This lets us deeply feel that without good team spirit and communication ability, we can not play the role of “the folk culture propagandizes ambassador” well.

Project Elements

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

(1) Hardware facilities: computer, digital camera,

(2) Computer software: PhotoImpact for graphic processing, Microsoft Word for textual information editing, Internet Explorer for browsing website, ACDSee for image browsing, software

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

Our team visits the Taole folk art troupe’s leader together, aged people’s splendid performance, and also the spirit to the folk art has deeply infect us, we feel happy with them.

Folk art troupe's old person in order to let the art flower booming on the land forever in Taole, they set up the folk art troupe in extremely hard situation of the folk art. No matter how difficult the condition is, they still insist to perform, in order to bring happy to people. The spirit of insisting and carefulness as well as not yielding to age is moving us. I believe that our team can work together to propagandize the folk art well; play the role of “the folk culture will propagandize ambassador” well.

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

To make us understand Ningxia's folk culture better: Through this special study, we understand Ningxia's folk culture more, we have the confidence to make ours website best, let more people to understand the folk culture of Taole in Ningxia through ours website, make more people to know our Taole folk art troupe.

Understand the importance of folk culture: In the research process, we feel the folk culture is so rich in Taole, it is affecting Taole people's life, bringing joy to the Taole people, displays people’s pursuing to the happy life, looks like the dance 'Red Day' they perform. Therefore, hope that by this special study, cause everybody understand Taole folk art troupe more, hope that people can come to Taole to be guests, let Taole folk culture move toward to the world.

Share the enthusiasm and establish self-confident: We are a special team, has self-confidence and strength which is different from other teams. Whenever we meet difficulty, some people will give support and encourage to us. At the same time, the friendship between teachers and students is even deeper; we believe that we can provide the extraordinary splendor when we take this fervor to face anything.

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

The entire special homepage content is compiled from the related books and homepages or historic information by our member, we respect the intellectual property rights, and the data source has the explanation in the “reference”. Pictures in the homepage are taken by digital camera.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We along with special study's progress, get to know more and more of the folk culture in Taole town of Ningxia, have known many stories never heard before, let us be so close to the leader of the folk art troupe.

In the special study process, we have encountered the difficulty of coordinating, have known how to forgive and encourage, have understand only with communication and responsibilities, we can continue the special study.


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