CyberFair Project ID: 7043

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Qingxi Ancient Town
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: school
    Guangyuan city, Sichuan Province, China

4 students, ages 15-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 21, 2012. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2010,2011

Classes and Teachers: Guo xuliang,Mao jianxun

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Qingxi Town is located at the western edge of Qingchuan County and lies in the upper reaches of Qingzhu River. It’s a town with a long history and rich culture. It has risen from its ashes and the reconstruction after earthquake has made it more beautiful. Qingxi has a history of over 1700 years. Hui and Han people in the town are getting along well with each other. It’s a town with rich culture and numerous historical sites. Here you can enjoy charming myths and legends, beautiful environment, abundant tourist resources, special foods, attractive culture of the Three Kingdoms and inspiring Red Army culture. During the three years of reconstruction, the emphasis has been put on the reconstruction of the Ancient City Wall, Wind-and-rain Covered Bridge, Mosque and Bell Tower. Streets have been repaired, too. The town has attracted countless visitors and demonstrated its strong vitality.

2. Summary of Our Project

1. During a month of research, we have made interviews, collected data and taken many photos. 2. We are informed that the ancient Qingxi Town is the important achievement of post-disaster reconstruction. 3. We have visited all scenic spots in the town and have made about 10 interviews with people who know well about Qingxi.

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:4-6

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):

With the powerful help of state and Zhejiang Province, our school now possesses 5 computer rooms with over 200 computers. In October of last year, we gained access to 10M Telecom green fiber network. The school has set up computer major so as to help students use computers more easily.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

With the past experience, the webpage making this year was relatively smooth except several delayed interviews caused by the rain. When we went there, we had to take farther but safer route because of constant aftershocks. Some people of minorities refused our interview because of misunderstanding, so we had to turn to local friends for help.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Through investigations, we have realized that Qingxi is an ancient town with a long history and rich culture as well as one of model towns for tourism in our county. It is also an important achievement of Zhejiang people’s selfless help after the 5.12 earthquake. Several days of interviews not only have broadened our knowledge and vision, but have made us truly experience the happy life of local people. Moreover, through interviews, we have gained stronger motivations in study, more specific life goal as well as more purposes in life. We are all determined to contribute to the development of Qingchuan when grow up.

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

Taking advantage of the activity, we have combined relevant theories and practices vividly together so as to promote our personal growth. We have gained common views as follows: 1.We have learned how to communicate with others and integrate into society. 2.We have got development in observing, recognizing and understanding. 3.We have got great improvement in expressing our own ideas and sorting data. 4.We have gained motivations in study and learned how to study happily.

Project Elements

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

Hardware equipments: desktop computer, digital camera, Cross-net, scanner, tally books provided by Qianxiangwancai. Software: Dreamweaver, CISS, photoshop CS3, Microsoft Word2003, Flash8, Internet Explorer, ACDSee, Mobile phone, E-mail, QQ and ADSL.

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

(1) Taking advantage of the heavy emphasis that the county Party and government have been put on tourist economy, we should try to make all people understand the purpose and meaning of the activity. (2) We should launch propagandas among students so as to let more people know our achievements of research. (3) We should fully cooperate with Tourism Organization of the county to show our achievements.

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

(1) We have carried out propagandas on local tourist resources and made local people take part in our research. (2) We should make more people know about Qingchuan and attract more visitors to come here by means of website, so as to bring development to local economy and benefits to more people.

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

Local people showed us way to take shoots at a little known place.An older man gave us a talk about the historical literary quotation. It is an unexpected surprise.Cadres in town and senior personage helped us to get some information from them.Local people took their time to accompany us to visit. Their help made sure that the visit went well.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We knew little about the history and culture of Qingxi Ancient Town before we started this project. As our studies have advanced, we found that Qingxi Ancient Town is a multiracial place. A harmonious merger of multi-nation seeks common development in a harmonious and mutually respectful relationship.


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