1. Description of Our Community
The Western Monguor Folk Culture Village is located in Weiyuan,Huzhu,30 kilometers from Xining with an total area of 20,000 square meters and convenient transportation.It, large-scale as it is, is one of the receptions of the State AAA-Class Monguor Homeland Park gathering its architectural?dress?song&dance and folk cultures.Inside the village there exists a homeland park reflecting the primitive living conditions of Monguor?a single-storey Tusi house with three courtyards and the Rainbow Palace with four seasons of spring.In 2004 it was named 'The Most Attractive Tourist Attractions in Western China' for completed facilities and quality services.
2. Summary of Our Project
The wedding of Monguor in Huzhu has a long history.Its forming and development had undergone a struggle against nature and the long-term practice of production and life.Monguor's good at singing and dancing is reflected not only in their daily life,but also in even the wedding ceremony of the young who will sing and dance continually and perfectly.The wedding of Monguor is always solemn and heated with five main steps,namely marriage proposal?engagement?gifts-giving?ceremony and return banquet.
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:dedicated connection
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):
ADSL access,fast.Over thirty clients in a computer classroom can access the Internet all at once,which was convenient for us to consult resources.And this was our only advantage.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The first problem was time shortage.We were students and were busy with studies,so we had to make interviews and data organization in after-school hours.Finally,with everybody's effort,the difficulty had been overcome.The second problem was that today's wedding ceremony of Monguor became more and more updated so that to cover and to experience it live became a luxury.Luckily,our teacher asked the young serving staff to show us the process of the wedding.The third problem was our poor computer operation.But with the guidance and help of the computer teacher,we finally made it.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our strong feelings after the contest:We spent nearly one month for the data gathering,whole-heartedly.Originally,the web page was rough,but after repeated modification,we succeeded,which made us gratified.We,however,believed it was the process rather than the effort that made us appreciated.We had learnt much beyond books;had learnt about the development and current situation of the folk culture of Monguor;had sensed the persistence of the folk culture of Monguor;and had understood the power of team work.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In school more and more attention had been paid to enhance studnets' ability of practice.We made the most of our abilities about exploration?human communication?presentation and solution to problems and date gathering and organization acquired from school and society into the interviews and researches.In addition,when making the web page,we had put our computer skills like web page design?words input and picture edition into use.In a word,the project provided us a good opportunity to practice.