1. Description of Our Community
Cangxi County is situated in the southwestern part of china and lies on the northern margin of Sichuan Basin. At 105° N and 31°E, it covers Jialin area of 300 li. Cangxi Count,where is located at the middle reach of the Jialing River, has a history of over 1,700 years built in reign of Emperor Taikang,Xi Jin(Western Jin Dynasty). However, Daoism had spreaded for more 100 years before the establishment of Cangxi county. Cangxi is also called 'the home of Taoism Culture' for the brilliant Daoism background.
2. Summary of Our Project
By visiting Wudang Mountain and interviewing related people in tourism department,we learned the history and development of Wudang Mountain, enjoyed the art features of Wudang Mountain landscapes. Its beautiful scenery and unique Taoist culture made us think a lot.
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:more than 6
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):
Because 4 members have not access to the internet from home except for 1 teacher. Our school provided us computer and internet connection for resources searching and website design.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
the network speed in computer lab is slow. Went on line and search whenever a computer lab was available. We were strange to the Dreameaver, there was so much trouble in designing our web pages. learning and asking for advice, everything turned out satisfactorily in the long run because of the guidance of our teachers.
The travelling expenses for going to interview was shortage Part of expenses was defrayed by the school,the remaining part was to pay our own expenses.
Team working with a limited amount of time. :Our team made use of the time after school and two day weekends in order to successfully complete project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Taoism is China's indigenous traditional religion. It played an important role in protecting well-preserved ecological environment of Cangxi County which is known as the home of Taoist culture. By doing research and interviewing we gradually found out the Taosists Philosophy about 'Respect for nature' and 'Nature and Humanity'.
For many months we devoted ourselves to the study of Wudang Mountain and Taoist culture. In spite of very painstaking we have enjoyed it.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our school encourages students to partricipate in any social practice during their spare time. Working on a project like this website is a big chance to students to study more than what teachers teach in class. As vocational high school students, we had never come across such an experience of doing research project before so this was all new to us. Now and after finishing this project, for the skills we can say that the abilities of social communication and creative thinking have been improved during the process of building our web project. No longer content to go outside the school for having a look, we also have strong interest in participating in local community projects. And the aim of taking the project is not restricted to writing report, but adhere to the services for society.