1. Description of Our Community
Ningxia is one of the cradles of Chinese culture. There were human beings even in Paleolithic Age that is 300,000 years ago in Ningxia. Shuidonggou relics tell us a mysterious story happened a long time ago. After Zhang Qian, a West Han Dynasty envoy, traveled to western regions, the Silk Road went through Ningxia where became an important joint point of traffic and trade between west and east of China.
2. Summary of Our Project
The Binggou of Ningxia Province is special for its location of ancientry. There were even many heroes at Binggou, but now it presents a kind of desolation for people. Why? What's happening here? After discussion, we decided to choose Entering Binggou as our subject. In the project we introduce the location, origin, actuality, exploration and communication, displaying the culture of Binggou and helping it spread all over the world.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
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
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Firstly, we have no experience of such activity. But with the help of the friends in Town and Talent, we finally complete the project successfully. Secondly, communication condition is poor. We communicated once a week via chatting software and at other time our teacher Miss Yan contacted Liu with Email. Sometimes the chatting software was not stable and we had to talk through the phone. Thirdly, we are far away from Binggou, so we need spend more expenses on doing it. But we believe it is worthy for us. Fourthly, our English was not good enough and Mr. Liu told us the information on the Cyber Fair website. And the work must be in English, so we had to ask help for Town and Talent.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Although we join the game last year, we feel we can still do nothing now. So we must study ceaselessly. Further more, from this we can get better knowledge of ourselves -- there is nothing impossible only if we have determination and resolution. Taking part in the project really benefits us a lot.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
To build our website, we collect material relating to history, geography, art, culture and we have improved computer and interpersonal skills. We have known how to make our plans and timetable. Furthermore, in the process we encouraged each other and highlighted and enhanced friendship and teamwork spirit. And we have known how to help others.