1. Description of Our Community
Jiange County , with a geographical coordinates from 31°31'to 32°21'degrees north latitude and from 105°10'to 105°49'degrees east longitude , situates at the rim of Sichuan Basin ,south of Guangyuan. It occupies a space of 3090 square kilometers , governing 57 towns and villages with a population of more than 670,000. In history, Jiange County was a bottleneck to enter into Shu(current Sichuan province), crowned as northern barrier and provincial conjunction . Jiange County boasts abundant tourist resources with national senic spot jian men shu road including Shaohua ancient City ,Niu tou Montain ,Jian men Pass and Cuiyun Corridor running through it .Currently, Guangyuan city is developing the three kingdom cultural tour with Hanzhong City.
2. Summary of Our Project
Many precious materials including historical heritages during the period of Three Kingdoms are around us . We grow up with many stories of Three Kingdoms. Meanwhile , Shaohua ancient City glowed again after cultivation and protection. Therefore , we hope to promote Shaohua Ancient City and Three Kingdom culture through this webpage design.
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:4-6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We used separated computers to surf on the internet with ADSL2MB dial-up.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The toughest thing for us was information collection . Since the old Shaohua Ancient City was not preserved well with many new sites on it because of the tourist development, we could easily get the information on the new sites but hard on the old city information. This made us feel urgent as we wanted more original historical information rather than those artificial ones. To solve this issue,we focused on the study on those remote older city lanes , instead of taking picture of those new sites. Local people offered us many help by telling many genune stories. Those old lanes , uneven roads , low houses and small steps which were baptized for several hundred years were the real historic heritage. County government also offered us many precious materials. With our common efforts, we got what we needed.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We were chinese people , harboring fine traditional culture. However, we felt gradually alienated from chinese traditional culture. Currently, the Ancient City was preserved with many sites rebuilt , at the same time, many old relics would never be sabotaged. We need to know more about the history and culture of our country.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We need to protect and record the historical heritage and arouse people’s concern on valuable resources related to hometown and traditional culture through this special thematic project. In this way ,wo could provide many materials for school and local curriculums.