1. Description of Our Community
Guide County is in Qinghai Province of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, between the Longyang Gorge and Lijia Gorge which located in the upper reach of Yellow River, the clear and crystal Yellow River running through the county in recent years attracted many tourists from home and abroad. The government office is in Heyin Town, 114 km from the provincial capital Xining, and 158 km from the capital town Qiabuqia of Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Guide County is located in the transitional zone between the Loess Plateau and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with Yellow River west-east running across the central and northern part of it, lying stream for 76.8 kilometers. Throughout the whole area, ravines and ditches are criss-cross, mountains and rivers are spotted inter-phrased, forming a multi-level river terraces and hilly basin landscape. The south and north part of the county is upper while the middle part is lower, thus there formed a kind of basin valley ringed by mountains. Its altitude is at 2200 meters, with the lowest altitude at Songba Gorge gap of 2710 meters and the highest at A'nizhi Mountain of 5011 meters. Due to its hiding inland location, Guide is of plateau and continental climate, enjoying more hours of sunlight and stronger solar radiation. Featuring dry and windy spring, cool but short summer cool, damp and rainy autumn, long and dry winter of great difference in temperature, the annual average temperature in Guide county is 7.2 ?, comparing to that of the extreme maximum temperature in history was 34 ?, while extreme low one was -23.8 ?. The annual precipitation averages 251-559 mm, while 258 days' annual frost-free period, 223 days' crop growth period and 2928 hours' annual hours of sunshine.
2. Summary of Our Project
Investigation and research into the Yellow River help people get a deeper understanding of it that it is the mother river of our country, the cradle of the nation, also is a cultural accumulative heritage. The Yellow River, has been nurturing generations of descendants, while witnessing the history of the human civilization. Therefore, every one of us has the responsibility to protect it. Let's join to protect our mother river as well as its cultural and historical treasures.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Balzac once said: 'the difficulty, for the weak is an abyss, it is a fortune for the strong.' Yeah, if you surrender to fate, to yield to difficulties, so he is only a weak. After meditation, I could not help but think of a thing. It was on a week day, teacher, my classmates and I went to interview making webpage information. On the way, begin, I full power, also walked very carefully, but then journey is not half, I was too tired to dizziness asthma. To see the road, continuously in the heart beat a retreat. The teachers struggled to move forward, asked me;' how, not to go?' ' Oh! I'm exhausted! ' This is what! The Red Army fears not the trials of the March, holding light ten thousand crags and torrents. I think : the teacher can' the trials of a long journey just aimlessly', why can't I' the winding Teng ripples, Wumeng Pangbo torrents'? One gnash one's teeth, courage, ventured, done in one vigorous effort to climb, although the sweat DC, but I finally climbed to the top of the mountain, enjoy the beautiful scenery. Now in retrospect, it is described as perseverance, courage to overcome difficulties, you are sure to succeed this truth? Friend, when you encounter difficulties, please use Comrade Lenin this word to encourage yourself! ' A revolutionary should never let fear overcome ourselves, we should all whenever and wherever possible, exercise their own will.'
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our special feature research project also gained strong support from the school leaders and teachers. Got close to nature, our horizons have been broadened, and our social practice abilities have been strengthened. Apart from that, in data collection, we did practice so much of our interpersonal ability and gain a lot from it, such as knowing the history and culture of our hometown, mastering basic skills of building website and image processing. Through this theme event and Green Promotion Initiative, we deeply understood and were touched by the famous saying that 'a willful man will have his way.'
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Through this special feature study, we got valuable knowledge on Yellow River as well as plenty of native culture and history. Besides, we have gained a lot of valuable experience through successfully completed the whole process comprising of schedules making, data collection, collation and discussion, interview skills training, research report writing, website construction etc.. We were passionate and confident, hence our actions got great support from the interviewees. They also believed that our promotion would help to make our hometown and our country get known by and loved by more and more people. The research project has given us the opportunity to practice with what we have learned in school, also we have gained a lot that the books failed to enlighten us. We were so happy to own such valuable experience.