1. Description of Our Community
According to historical records, Huangyuan called' Xi Rong 's ground' in the three generation (Xia, Shang, the Western Zhou Dynasty)and Chunqiu period. At the beginning of Qin, the country was divided into thirty-six counties, and actually, including present-day Huangyuan and the whole Eastern Qinghai was controlled by county Longxi at that time. Linqiang town was established in Shenjue two years (60 BC), Huangyuan is near from Qiang town and belonged to Jincheng. Cao Wei period, the county moved in North shore of Huangshui due to needs of military. Huangshui is an important tributary on the upper reaches of the Yellow River,' Han book' said that “Huangyuan is near from Qiang town and belonged to Jincheng, East into the river'. The meaning of Huangyuan is 'source of Huang river ', Kayue culture was found in Huangyuan which was left from The Bronze Age and 'Yangshao culture' was found in downstream of and Huangshui showed that Huangshui River as the same as homeland had a long and glorious history. Huangshui was located in key place, and it was a very strategic position from the ancient time.
2. Summary of Our Project
We deeply understand the traditional folk art of leather embroidery through the investigation of leather embroidery, we feel the charm of traditional folk art through this project, and it also highlights the importance and urgency of protecting folk art. As traditional folk art, every country in the world has folk arts, culture has no boundaries, whether the local government or community residents should protect, inherit and develop folk arts. Let us become traditional cultural promoters, to publicize the importance of traditional folk art. Let everyone protect it. Let the traditional folk art play its unique and charming role. And it will have its own space in the historical and cultural promenade.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We also encounter a lot of difficulties in the process of collecting material and making webpage. Traditional folk art is our topic this time, but it is very difficult to collect leather embroidery on the Internet at the beginning. To tell you the truth, we do not know there is folk art in hometown without this topic. In order to collect information, we have to visit and take photos by ourselves, the weather is good at the first day, but it was noon time when we reached Huangyuan occupation school. We found Qi technical staff for a long time, but workers were leaving except a few people were practicing. It was very cold when we went there at the second time, but we still did not find the heads of company. We heard that all of the heads had participated in local crafts exhibition to Chengdu, we were disappointed and returned. Luckily, the guide teacher helped us to contact Liu Qiong who was the headmaster in Xining woman occupation school, and we received some pictures through the email. Sometimes we had to delay the morning class because of collating information, some teachers will think we are bad students, but we will show outstanding achievements to the teachers and tell them we are excellent. During collecting, arranging and making webpage time, because the school is far away from the county, computer is often off line, so we use word processing on computer, we can put it in website after the network is normal. We should not only make webpage carefully but also study hard. After all, we have been students in grade eight, this year is more important for us, the learning task is heavier, it is also the turning point of junior school, we can't let down. Otherwise we will not be admitted to go to the high school next year.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The project activities exercise our social ability through visiting on the spot, not only enriched the knowledge but also exercised capacity. The success of this activity makes me understand that the 'where there is a will there is a way', as long as you have faith, to overcome the difficulties, you must be successful. Also wish we can achieve good results in this project.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
In class teaching, we mainly study the knowledge of basic theory. We performed this study is mainly to carry on the social practice activity, we can connect the knowledge we learnt in school with social practice, collecting data and making webpage according to the knowledge we learnt; not only expending our horizon, understanding the history of leather embroidery, production process and its development foreground but also appealing everybody to pay attention to it. To support its development. Not only master the computer knowledge but also exercise our social ability. Although, we encountered some difficulties, we learn unknown knowledge previously, update our understanding of traditional folk art, through this project, we three people think that the school is lack of practical curriculum, we hope the classroom teaching and practical curriculum can perfectly complement each other. We will master more skills. All in all, this activity is a great helpful to us.