CyberFair Project ID: 6236

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Xichong Confucian Temple
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: school
    Nanchong, Sichuan, China

6 students, ages 15-19 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2010. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): none

Classes and Teachers: Wang xiaoxiong,He xiaojuan

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Xichong County is located in central north in Sichuan,Xichong Confucian Temple is located in the magnificent Jixin Square and beautiful Lotus Lake Scenic District, with a history of five hundred years, listing as the municipal protected cultural relics unit.

2. Summary of Our Project

The object of our research was xichong Confucian Temple and we mainly focused our investigation on the temple’s history, architectural features, composition, function, the ancient ritual worship of Confucius, the situation today as well as the value of the temple in ancient and modern time, through an all-direction surveys, interviews, photographing, information collection, collation and study, during which we interviewed the administrator of the Confucian Temple, listening to his detailed narratives and got the related data and information and gain a great deal of original material. The goal of our research was to visit the Confucian Temple, study the Confucian Temple, understand the Confucian Temple and understand the relevant cultural knowledge and produced a website to promote Xichong Confucian Temple, so that more people can understand and appreciate the Xichong Confucian Temple. As a result, it can also help people know about Xichong and educate future generations.

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:dedicated connection

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

One, this was the first time for our students to take part in this practicing activity and we had no experience. We can only learn from other successful experience and combined our own reality to go forward. Second, our school is a regular senior high school, our time was limited and our task for study was heavy, so we didn’t have enough time to participate in the activity. We can only use the spare time at noon, in the afternoon and in the evening to let students participate in the activity and did not take up their study time and affected their normal study life. Third, our students were with poor computer capabilities and some even felt hard in typing and not to mention dealing with images and designing website. However, they were eager to learn and self-motivated and had strong comprehensive power. We teachers could only made more instruction and trained them and helped them in applications. Four, this year we suffered extremely hot weather and in National Holiday and Mid-Autumn Festival, since there were serious H1N1 epidemic situation, we had a three weeks’ holiday. Our students are rural people and lived far away from the school, it was not easy to gather together, so we could only use their time at school to have operation training and their time outside school to do those not related to operation. Five, this year the weather sometimes was not good, sometimes there was stretching rain, which presented difficulties for us to go out, we could only on the muddy road and went forward in rain, sometimes there were sand all over the sky and we were not afraid of it.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Xichong Confucian Temple is not only an attraction in the west; she represents the culture and spirit of people in Xichong County. We should cherish our own history and culture and promote xichong Confucian Temple well, let more people understand the temple and know Xichong. Because the modern people do not strict to ethical code like ancient people do, and because of various practical interests, they ignored the essence of humanities, especially the youngsters; they knew little of the Confucian Temple. It’s significant for them to enhance their understanding. Therefore, we must protect the Confucian Temple, inherit and carry forward China's excellent cultural traditions and virtue!Although we have insufficient human resources, urgent time and limited capacity, we showed our beautiful essence unreservedly and enable our students to understand the history of Xichong and today’s life was not easily obtain. During the past two months, we made unremitting efforts to achieve our common goal, though we lost some rest time, we harvest lots of fruits!

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

When students studied in schools, they should not only learn the knowledge in books but also learn knowledge outside the book. We should not only grasp the first class learning in the classroom, but also pay attention to the use of second class outside the classroom. The project that we were engaged in research activities was a highly practical activity, which was very significant to the independence and autonomy of students in research-based learning.For students who studied in high school such as our school, we lacked of computer capabilities and practicing opportunity. This kind of research-based learning happened to make up the students’ disadvantages and encouraged students to play their subjective initiative and explored actively and created bravely. The students experienced the process that they never experienced and used their knowledge of information and technology and deepen it in practice. The students’ participation was very positive and they were interested in it. Through the study of the topic, students also increased their knowledge, learned communication skills, mastered the skills to communicate with others and enhanced their patience and confidence. Students also hoped that the school can arrange more practical activities and set up related applications course, which was important for students to grow.

Project Elements

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

Used NIKON COOLPIX P3 digital camera to take photos and video;Used mobile phone to contact team members and record interviews ;Used U-disc to store data and information;Used scanner to scan pictures;Used computers and internet to search material

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

Every member of our team was an important ambassador, we must assume task of playing our roles well--- introducing the ancient and modern culture of Xichong to those who did not understand it. Some interesting story can be vividly depicted, and some beautiful pictures can be visually presented to the world as well as some fantastic characters, which can describe the Xichong Confucian Temple from history to today in multifaceted, multi-prospects. If you visit in person, we can be your guides for free, with our most sincere words, we will tell you all aspects of the Confucian Temple.

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

Our special research project produce certain positive effects: before we studied the Confucian Temple, lots of us including many Xichong native had shallow understanding of the Confucian Temple, just knowing that it was one of tourist attractions in Xichong. Our study can help people better understanding Xichong Confucian Temple and understand and know of Xichong in depth. One can obtain a lot of fresh knowledge from our special website, such as the features and functions of various architectures. The new knowledge we showed was carefully investigated and confirmed by experts, with a certain authority and credibility. In the near future our research results may become a gateway for people to know about Xichong and also become preparation knowledge for visitors to Confucian Temple.

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

Mr. Cao Confucian Temple managers, some visitors)


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