CyberFair Project ID: 6217

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Sheep matches in shangyi
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Shang Yi county No. 3 middle school
    Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China

4 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 12, 2010. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): none

Classes and Teachers: Fu zhigang

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Shangyi County, a myth place with a reputation of the North Gate of Beijing, the capital of China, located at the Southside of the Mongolian Plateau, has the population of 200 thousand living on more than 2600- square- meter beautiful high land. The people, who nurtured by a long civilization of Chinese culture, has earned its style as simplicity, generousness, diligence, courtesy and hospitality.

The weather here is very typical as dry, windy and grassy inland with the average rainfall of about 413 mm, temperature of 28 F. Generally speaking, it’s a really cool place to have a holiday while it is very hot and humid and uncomfortable in the south of China every summer.

So, tour industry in this rural place is being planned and developed as well as the other necessary entertainments and services such as roads, communication, hotels and power.

Historically, this area was inhabited by the shepherds until the middle of Qing Dynasty, when the mass of immigrants moved in. Since then agriculture had been introduced in and developed. Its Youmai, a kind of wheat, is exported to far south of China as healthy food with low fat, low sugar but full of other nutrition.

2. Summary of Our Project

The sheep match in Shangyi has been one of the most colorful activities for the people here, through which the government promote its sheep productions and introduce other industries as well. And we, the students, try our best to help.

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:2-3

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

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):

Poor conditions of slow Internet access.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Before the match started, we interviewed Mr Liu Fu, the governer of Shijing Town, who introduced us the preparation and affections of the match.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This is our first time to attend the competition of the international web cyber so we didn’t know how to do with it. But with Mr Fu’s help, by the way, Mr Fu, our teacher, who has taken part in this kind of contest twice, is experienced in the field, we managed it. First, we together decided a theme, then divided for several parts to take different responsibilities, some were for the pictures, some for the historic information, some the web. After a work of a month, everything was near its end. At the beginning of this October, it finally came to a relief – we transferred our product with accomplishment in our minds.

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

The main goal for taking part in the Weber is to promote our hometown thus we can love her more. For this purpose, the schoool decided to put some knowledge of local geology and culture of sheep match. This way, there will be more students that will understand more about the local culture. And besides, we have invited one of leaders of the town coming to our class for a report about the sheep match and how it relates to the development of the town economy from which the pupils learned a lot.

Project Elements

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

Server: 1 end 60 ADSL into internet with 1M and WINxp system. All the students are from the village so they use the break time to finish in the holiday.

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

Thank you for the support from headmaster Cui for this activity. He arouse us to do it better again and again and arouse us to learn more knowledge about network production .To be more we must pay attention to the team realization in order to make our activities better ,make more and more contribution for our school and our hometown .Mr Cui gave us the funding for activities and coordinate all aspect of work to make sure this activities go on smoothly. We also thank you the cattle farm workers ,they also introduce so many knowledge of arising sheep and the activities for us.thank you very much .

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

When we interviewed the people gathering the necessary information for our work, some of the officials of the game praised us, which, gave us encouragement and pride, we felt accomplishment that wouldn’t be obtained at school. The whole family of our team are happy.

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

Cui Zhanliang (schoolmaster)

Hou baoshan(One of the main sheep farmers)

Liu fu(The town mayer)

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

When we interviewed the people gathering the necessary information for our work, some of the officials of the game praised us, which, gave us encouragement and pride, we felt accomplishment that wouldn’t be obtained at school. The whole family of our team are happy.


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