CyberFair Project ID: 6265

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: historical and cultural monuments
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Gaoba Middle school
    Wuwei City, Gansu Province, China

4 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 28, 2010. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): none

Classes and Teachers: Liu Xiaoying

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Wu Wei has many places of history interests and heritage landscape. The famous places such as the ladder grottoes known as ancestor of caves; the so-called “Longyou’s best”—Wu Wei Confucian Temple; The one hundred pagoda temple ruins which seen Tibet came back to motherland; the famous place of Tibetan Buddhist Culture—Hai Fat Jong Temple. Moreover, there has the famous unearthed “copper running horse” in Leitai tomb of Han Dynasty, which is regarded as the symbol of China tourism. Therefore, Wu Wei also becomes the symbol city of China tourism.

2. Summary of Our Project

Wu Wei, in the long river of history used to be an important fort land. It has a glorious and tragic history. After experiencing the vicissitude of weapons, arms and cries of people, it saved many old buildings and “Hai Fat Jong Temple” is one of them. There is one of the birthplaces of the Tibetan Buddhist culture. When mentioned about ‘temple’, people will always think of words such as “temple fair”, “joss sticks”, “Buddhist monk”. However, they do not know that there also contain profound Buddhist culture and nourish sons and daughters in Wu Wei generation after generation. It leads them incline to upside and goodness and impacts regional culture, which is attracting more and more people outsiders’ attention.

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:2-3

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

School computers’ wire speed is slow with a small number of computers, low configuration, and limited online time. Many collected data and pictures cannot be processed in time. Many times several of us sat in front of a computer, but it just like against us in purpose. Not only slow but also always system halted. We can only sat in front of the computer anxiously but unable to do nothing.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Because it was the first time of us to participate in webpage production competition, everything is hard in the beginning. We had little experience, thanks to the enthusiastic help of Qianxiangwancai technology Co, Ltd’s staffs and the support of leading teachers, the activity can develop smoothly. However, the following works met troubles again. Because the school is far away from city subdivision with no convenient transport, if we ride on bicycle, there are great potential safety hazards. So at last, we decided to go out by bus.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This special research activity began with Tibet Temple culture and had detailed explanations about its architectural style features, statuary arts, superstition discover and so on. We also conducted in-depth study in order to let the outsiders more comprehensively and detailed understand temple culture, understand Wu Wei and stimulated students’ love and build hometown’s feelings.

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

Our teachers and students all spare no effort in the whole activity. Of course, we did not just mechanically interviewing, collecting and producing for finishing the activity task. The subjects in school such as geography, history, computer, and textbook courses organically combined with this activity, course and activity both complement and blend with each other. It improved our computer operational level and on line searching ability. At the same time, the organic integration of theory and practice also gave us unprecedented happiness we have ever experienced.

Project Elements

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

Hardware: computer (document processing, picture processing, webpage making) Digital camera: taking picture materials USB: backup data Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS ?Word Vehicles: bicycle, Bus

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

Hazang has long enjoyed a good reputation. However, see for oneself is a hundred times better than hearing from others. At that day, We six members came to Hai Fat Jong Temple under the leadership of teacher Dao by bus. We all expected to learn more local culture, open our mind, and widen our vision through this activity. It is particularly worth mentioning is that: the abbot of the temple was very patient to explain for us. For students “insisted on getting to the bottom of the matters”, they always good at teaching patiently. Knowing that our activity would be a platform to show Wu Wei to the world, they became more enjoying.

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

The guidance teachers were also full of hope to us for this activity. Having their support, students’ confidence increased more. We all expected to learn more local culture, open our mind, and widen our vision through this activity. What is particularly worth mentioning is that: the abbot of the temple was very patient to explain for us. For students insisting on getting to the bottom of the matters, they always good at teaching patiently. Knowing that our activity would be a platform to show Wu Wei to the world, they became more enjoying.

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

The school leaders all showed their attention to this activity. They contacted the former deputy mayor Che anning of Wu Wei through many channels. Che mayor was very happy after listening to our interview purpose. He said on the phone: “this activity is so good! In such a young age can do such emissary work, the younger generation deserves to be treated with respect!” he also told us we must grasp this exercise opportunity, through the platform of international web page making competition, to advertise our Haizang culture well. This is also a sign of advertising Wu Wei to the whole world. He also encouraged us to be perseverance, brave in innovation, being a New times’ young people with aspiration. We encouraged ourselves secretly. No matter how hard the difficulties will suffer, we will meet the difficulties.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Through this activity, we had more understanding of our hometown culture. Hai Fat Jong Temple’s solemn architecture landscape, simple and tasteful hall style, pines and cypress that towering blocks out the sun all left a deep impression on us. At the same time through participating in the webpage competition, we improved our ability in processing pictures and collecting data material and had a new understanding about the website. We found that It becomes closer and closer to our life and study and makes our study gradually trend to networking. This activity makes us who used not interested in geography, history, computer such subjects have a strong interest in learning. The well combination of subjects with activities truly achieved the purpose of application of what we learnt. The spirit of making concerted efforts and solidarity shown in this activity will last in our lifetime. The deep and unforgettable experience will become a rare wealth in our life, which should double treasured.


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