CyberFair Project ID: 7972

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Dan Geer, Tea-horse Commercial City
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Qinghai province Huangyuan County Dahua Township c
    Xining, Qinghai, China

10 students, ages 14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 4, 2015. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013,2014

Classes and Teachers: Ma Dequan

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Huangyuan Dan Geer, the ancient city built in Ming dynasty ( Hongwu Period),with a history of 600 years, is an important economic and cultural hub and holding an important military position in western China, and also a famous cities of historical culture. Following the 'repair old as the old' principle, Huangyuan government has begun to develop and construct the ancient city protectively since 2007. The project which reappears the former trading center of tea and horses, based on the protection of the original architecture, consists of tourism shopping area and divided into 3 big functions for cultural relic exhibit, shopping and food recreational. There are many buildings which have been repaired such as the gates, the Chenghuang Temple, the Dan Geer Office, the Confucius Temple, shops, other major attractions and more than 600 shops. Along the street, there are millstones, shadow puppet, the police, camel team and so on, to reflect characters and the scene of the local ethnic culture characteristics. There are colorful activities adding a rich cultural connotation for the city , such as row lamps , paper cutting, folk art , embroidered sheepskin , “the flowers” assembly, the monastery assembly , the temple assembly , the law assembly , the worship Confucius, worship the sea and other folk art and folk culture .

2. Summary of Our Project

There were 10 students from grade seventh had joined in our team in this semester, and they will be responsible for the implementation of the project. This project continued mining city Dan Gar culture following the shadow show, Dan Gar embroidered leather. do some small contribution for the further promotion of dan Gar history culture,.

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:1

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):

Our school was equipped two computer rooms in June 2013, there were 72 computers, and two of them are teachers’, the computer room has greatly improved student learning conditions, in the last year, our school have upgraded the network, the broadband speed reached up to 10 mega, improved the network environment, the students can surf on the internet every day.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Through the implementation of last two projects, we had the relatively certain experience, but there were some difficulties, such as: first, the players were all new selected, so that they knew a little about the project. Second, because it is winter, affected by local weather, there are a few chances to visit outside. Third, they are not familiar with webpage making, so they have to learn from scratch, learning by doing.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

In October, in the selection of our school teacher Ma, the ten students in Grade seventh were honored to participate in the Western stories and Webpage contest. At the beginning, we did not quite understood on this project, in the teacher's introduction, we understood that since the school participated in the project, we had already won the gold medal in the two consecutive Webpage contest. In the Webpage production process, in the unified arrangement of the teacher, we carried out the division of labor. 3 students were responsible for text data collection, 3 students collected image data, and 4 students visited the relevant units and personnel. Finally, we and teacher Ma completed Webpage production. Although this process had encountered many disappointments, each of us was very excited, because this was the first time to take part in webfair, from which we can grow a lot of knowledge. I hope we can win the first battle!

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

Combined with the research of the Dan Geer history and culture of the ancient city with the school-based curriculum, and penetrated folk music and art classroom in the children's palace which are developed by my school. We got many materials from the side.

Project Elements

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

The information tools and technologies we used: Hardware: digital camera, computer, U disk, scanner. Software: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8?Photoshop?Word?Excel?IE

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

We are mainly responsible for the collection, collation and interview. During the course of its implementing, some of us are cameraman, some were reporters, some were Webpage making art editor, and some were radio announcers in campus radio station, propaganda the information we had collected on radio in my school, it was a new and interesting experience for us.

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

Through this project, we learned more about the history of the ancient city. The students actively participated in this event in the past. And through this activity, we did publicity through the campus radio and photo exhibition, led to more students to understand the relevant knowledge of tea merchant in Danger. Our website is also praised by the school and superior departments, in the parents' meeting, we also showed our results to the parents, they were all proud of us, and this had been a great inspiration for us. According to understand our historical and cultural city, it had also greatly improved the enthusiasm of our learning history.

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

In this research project, Tan Qingfang and his brother Tan Qingwen put down their job, and provided us with the first-hand material about shadow play, like video data about shadow play performance. The school provides us with vehicles. Yang Wensheng took on the shooting work.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Since the school participated in the project, we knew that we had already won the gold medal in the two consecutive Webpage contests, so we were more confidence. Through the implementation of this project, we found Dan Gar was an ancient city, permeated with many ancient cultures. In recent years, provincial and municipal departments began to develop Huangyuan County protectively. This item to restore the old 'tea horse dealers', with a total length of 800 meters of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Street as the core, based on protecting the original construction, repair construction of arch Haimen, museum, exhibition hall, folk Co., Chang Yao Memorial, bamboo flute music palace performing arts hall and other major attractions and more than 600 shops. The construction of ancient city enhances our visibility of Huangyuan, stimulating the development of our local economy.


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