CyberFair Project ID: 8096

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Qingjiang Zhimake (sesame pancake)
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: school
    Bazhong, Sichuan, China

4 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 10, 2016. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2015

Classes and Teachers: Cheng jianjun,Wang anrong

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Qingjiang Town,Bazhong City,Sichuan Province, formerly was called Qingjiangdu, set up in the 4th year of the Qianlong reign of the Qing Dynasty. This place always had fires, as water does fire, so Shuangqiaohe River was made a channel flowing through the town, and then this place was renamed “Qingjiangdu.” Qingjiang Town is the eastern important town of Bazhou District in Bazhong City, a first experimental small-town construction in Sichuan Province, and became a national key town in 2014. Qingjiang Town has the population of 49 000, the area of 65 square kilometers. There are 23 villages and 3 communities across the Qingjiang Town. In accordance with the idea of 'to develop the town with green economy and town economic', vigorously readjust the industrial structure, nurturing and developing cultivation and rural industry, take the new agriculture industrialization development road, carry out town construction and new rural construction quickly, to form a good pattern of overall development of town and country. 'Qingjiang sesame pancake' this old local brand has a long history, which is a famous snack in Bazhong.

2. Summary of Our Project

Through personally interview several times to Qingjiang area, we have deeper understanding to the local culture, further feel our happy life today is hard to win, and it is the result of several generations of hard struggle. We displayed the things we saw and thought with the webpage, so that more young people can accept the influence of the local traditional culture, let the people from all over the world know the local famous specialty snack 'Qingjiang sesame pancakes', this is also a way to love our hometown and make contributions to my hometown.

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:none

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):

Our school has no network classroom, and every team member has no computer at home. There are only three computers in our school which are low configuration. The on-campus Internet is local broadcasting broadband with a bad connection. In teacher office took a break Making Webpage-making to be done with teacher’s help.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

From subject selection to undertaking activities, we met a lot of troubles, because we usually stay in the 'ivory tower', and use to live'two line' life, so we have a little time to contact with the outside world, and the collected data is limited. Thanks to the guidance of the teacher's, we find the direction and power. The school computers were less, we can surf online in the spare time of teacher, and the speed is slow, so we make full use of extracurricular time searching for information on the internet. We will ask the teacher when we are not familiar with image processing software and web pages making. Along the way, we have felt a lot, but we think that there must be more ways than troubles, as long as you can bear hardships and stand hard work, willing to use our brains, all of the difficulties can be overcome.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

By participating in this activity, we have a better understanding of the local culture, and we are moving with the spirit of stick men, salt traders and farmers, who built their own town by only eating their meal on pancake and porridge. Although we can not promote local Red Army culture totally, we will try our best to carry forward the spirit of the Red Army, to spread the Red Army culture, let more compatriots to receive patriotic education, strive for the prosperity of the motherland and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

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

In spite of all the difficulties, we lied in the joy of achievement. We have more time and opportunity to make Webpage with using computer, to make image processing , we have learned the knowledge and skills that we never learned on the textbooks.

Project Elements

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

Hardware: computer, camera, cell-phone, DV, U disk, scanner Software: Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop CS, Word, Windows

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

In the process of our research, we visited street vendors selling sesame pancake throughout the county many times. And we knew the profound local culture better. We visited the local old men and vendors. Most of the contents are gotten from the net, because it involves a lot of contents, the students think a lot of ways, and spent a lot of time on the Internet to find a lot of data to sufficient knowledge of the web page content. We just want to share the resources with more than 700 students and teachers in the whole school, so that they can understand the local red culture, by the revolutionary tradition education, warning them to cherish the present happy life, get rid of extravagance and waste fault, to work hard for our wonderful future!

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

Without our exploration and study, our classmates and hometown have little know about the history of Qingjiang sesame pancake, and no promotion for a local brand. We shared the results of our research with those around us, let them know about hometown’s tourism resources, the important position of ancient road, and let people know better that is the charm of home.

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

Our materials are mainly obtained through the internet, interviews, field shooting and visits. Local people and authorities provided a lot of data and sources for us. Stall owner selling sesame pancake told us stories about sesame pancake in his interview. The school leaders, teachers and students actively cooperate with us, provide the venue, to arrange time to share our results. In the whole process of research activities, thank the teacher gave us a lot of careful guidance and help.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

In the course of the study, we found that we had grown up, and at the same time, we know it is not easy to learn new knowledge and skill, to change their original thinking and way of life is not easy, and to study a project deeply is more difficult. We were daring to communicate with the people at the first to go out of the school. Although we met a lot of troubles, fools rush in where angels fear to tread, we benefit a lot after trying a lot. Through this activity, the vision of our these 'to pay no attention to outside matters' students have been enlarged, as long as we personally involved, we can also do some things successfully, it not only can help you understanding the culture revolution, but also help us accepting education, we felt happy and proud, we also feel the magic charm of the network, to learn how to obtain and choose the effective information from the network. In the topic research process, we solved the troubles together, and we feel the strength of the team, know how to appreciate and encourage each other, and we deeply feel that unity is strength.


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