1. Description of Our Community
Guangyuan city is located in north Sichuan, on the juncture of Sichuan, Sanxi and Ganshu. Historically, it has always enjoyed the reputation of being 'vital communication line between Qin and Shu', 'ca pital of river and land', 'the country of collecting all kinds of products from four directions' and 'key county of north Sichuan'. The population of Guangyuan is as many as 3.04 million, in which the rural residents amount to 527,300. Guangyuan has three districts (Shizhong, Yuanba, Chatian), four counties (Qingchuan, Wangcang, Cangxi and Jiange), 93 town, and 2497 villages. Guangyuan's economy is based on a diverse array of heavy industry, as well as mining and agriculture. It is an ancient city, notable for its relics and tombs. The Han people are major residents, together with Hui, Tibetan, Man , Qiang, Miao, Zhuang, Bai, Mongolian, Buyi, and Tu ethnic groups.
2. Summary of Our Project
The Chinese Phoenix Boat Festival is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with the 1200-year history. The Phoenix Boat Festival is celebrated by boat races in the shape of phoenixes. Competing teams row their boats forward to a drumbeat racing to reach the finish end first. The boat races during the Dragon Boat Festival are traditional customs to memorize the only female king in China- Empress Wu Zetian. The first Phoenix Boat Invitational Tournament was held in Guangyuan City in 1999. In 2005, it became world-wide. Phoenix Boat Festival is a special competition in which only women are permitted to take part in. now; the festival has become part of Guangyuan’s tourism industry.
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:1
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Most team members come from rural areas, and they have no computers at home. They take advantage of teacher’s computers in their spare time.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We have got a better knowledge of the Daughter Festival and Phoenix Boat Race. The activity has enhanced our teamwork spirit and improved our communicating and interpersonal abilities. We have learnt a lot about communication with others. Although the process of research is harsh, we know that there is no harvest without sowing. The sweet fruit comes only with hard work. We have also gained the valuable experiences of interacting with others; this ability will be a long-life benefit for us.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Through this study the topic, let students know more about Phoenix Boat Race competitive sports activities. After the study, Phoenix Boat Race understand the whole process, the students are even more willing to participate in sports activities in such places to (only regret is that the relentless flood washed away the only air-Feng Zhou, we do not have independent Fung is zoned to experience the whole process of the boat). And through this event, students in the campus made some publicity, led more students to understand him, or even like him. For local sports culture to inherit and carry forward.