CyberFair Project ID: 7747

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Huangyuan in Qinghai, the land of Xiwangmu
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Huang yuan No.3 middle school
    Xining, Qinghai, China

4 students, ages 15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 5, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013

Classes and Teachers: Qi Haiyan

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Huangyuan County is located at the foot of Riyue Mountain at the border of Loess Plateau and Tibetan Plateau. Situated on the upper reaches of the Huangshui River, it holds the fortress of “Tang-Bo Ancient Road” and the communications hub of “Silk Auxiliary Road”. Sitting at the junction of agricultural areas and pastoral areas, it is the door to pastoral region and has long been known as “Throat of Qinghai and Tibet” and “Thoroughfare of Qinghai and Tibet”.

2. Summary of Our Project

Qinghai Huangyuan, known as the 'Western Qiang'. In prehistoric times, ancient Qiang people lived in this piece of land on the habitat, creating human civilization. In recent years, relevant experts began to conduct comprehensive research on Huangyuan, according to local historical records and legends, and unearthed cultural relics and comprehensive survey of the archaeological discovery of dog drama bovine Jiu Zhang first, surrounded by Huang Di bronze statue, they thought that Huangyuan is the main political and economic center of Xiwangmu Country, is one of the important birthplace of KunLun culture, Zong Jia Gou cave group is the home of Xiwangmu. Through the study, let the students have a better understanding of the culture of the home.

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:more than 6

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

There are 2 computer classroom in our school

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

I think the monographic study is a challenge for us, at the beginning, I think this topic is similar with other topics we have done, there should be a lot of data, just as we searched for information to be found, although the history of Xiwangmu has been long, it was discovered in recent years, and many are also fairy tales with a wide range, many contents could not be confirmed, need to consult a lot of data, for example, in order to verify the facts, the students also specially consulted 'ShanHaiChing' 'Hanshu • geography' with considerable difficulty. Although we also spent a lot of effort to find information, we felt very value, we knew a lot of things that never knew before, not only know the history of Huangyuan, understanding the KunLun culture deeply, let us feel the national spirit that Chinese people pursuit truth. In addition, in Webpage production process, the biggest problem we encounter is a matter of time, because we had to go to computer room to collate information at noon and delayed morning classes, so some teachers were not satisfied with us, but we will make outstanding achievements to the teachers, we are not fall course.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We have more time and opportunity to contact the computer through taking part in this activity, so the computer application capacity has been greatly improved, and learned Webpage production, made image and simple animation, it makes us more interested in the course, the most important is through this activity, we have a more thorough understanding to historical culture of hometown, we were proud that the hometown had ever been the paradise of ancient Qiang people.

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

In the classroom teaching, we mainly study some basic knowledge. Through this activity, we learned a lot that never learned on the textbook, we knew some home cultures before, but through this activity, we feel ancient times of the hometown, all in all, we benefit a lot in this activity. The teachers only teach knowledge on textbook in traditional teaching, information is few, and the homework is also only finished on textbook. The network is different, in addition to learn the knowledge on textbook, we can learn more knowledge through the network, see different ways, for example, in history class, the teacher only taught the textbook content, understanding of some historical figures, historical story is less, the textbook knowledge can be extended now through network, learn more about historical figures and historical stories, it makes boring things become interesting.

Project Elements

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

Software Php: webpage building; Word: word editing; Flash: animation production; Photoshop: images editing CISS: contact and communication FTP: file upload and download Hardware: Computer: data processing, webpage making USB and mobile hard disk: data copy and storage Digital camera: taking photo

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

The school sharing and combination: our research team seeks for help of the teachers and students in grade three, closely integrated with the nine year curriculum, extended to more than 600 teachers and students in the whole school, so that they can understand the culture. We will also make the study content into local materials, to share with everyone. In order to complete this project, it is inevitable to contact with local people and interview, please talk about what kind of way you use to communicate with people, through personal visits, correspondence, telephone or e-mail. We also hope to hear some interesting anecdotes and stories or contact results, for example, whether is there donation or assistance? Are the local people moved on what you have done? What did they say? Most contents are obtained from the Internet in this activity, because it involves a wide range, students find a lot of information on the Internet to enrich Webpage content. This study we did not interview a lot of people, but leaders in County, city and province have done a lot of work and effort in order to turn Xiwangmu culture into brand culture of Huangyuan even Qinghai from searching information. We hope our website can also has a certain degree of publicity on internet.

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

(1) improve ability of finding and solving question. (2) The method of being skilled with technology and facilities (digital camera, camera... etc.). (3) found home beauty: Based on understanding local culture and understanding local place. We found that our own traditional culture was so interesting and attractive. (4) learn to deal with communication: learned expression and communication skills in Webpage production.

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

First, we would like to thank our two guide teachers – Qi Haiyan and Pu Haiping for their great help in our activity. Every day they would help us not only with designing work like picture processing, website constructing and making, but with meeting, interview and investigation in their lunch break. And we also want to express our gratitude for their generosity in offering us digital cameras and information. In addition, we would like to thank leaders, Teacher Fu and other teachers in our school for their great support. Without their help, we couldn’t finish the activity smoothly. They persuaded our teachers to give us enough time to collect information, conduct investigation and construct website. Moreover, we would like to thank those old men and the aunt from the tourist service center for their cooperation in interview and telling us so many stories and cultural activities. Besides, we feel more grateful to all employees from Qianxiangwancai Company for their help with website construction. Owing to the help from all those people, we could finish the project successfully. Of course, everyone in the team has made essential contribution as well. All people mentioned above have played important roles in today’s achievements.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

After the project, we have learned a lot., we know a lot of knowledge through the network, we are eager to get out of the mountain to go have a look of the outside world. It also exercised our interpersonal skills in data collection, grew a lot of knowledge, and learned computer operation, simple Webpage production, image processing and some ways of digital cameras. We not only know the history of Huangyuan, but also have a more in-depth understanding of the KunLun culture, let us feel the Chinese people in pursuit of truth, unremitting self-improvement of the national spirit. In the research process, we developed mutual cooperation habits when encountered difficulties gradually, know how to appreciate and encourage each other, and the activity can be finished smoothly only through communication. Understand that teamwork is guarantee of project.


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