1. Description of Our Community
Qingxi Town is located at the western edge of Qingchuan County and lies in the upper reaches of Qingzhu River. It’s a town with a long history and rich culture. It has risen from its ashes and the reconstruction after earthquake has made it more beautiful. Qingxi has a history of over 1700 years. Hui and Han people in the town are getting along well with each other. It’s a town with rich culture and numerous historical sites. Here you can enjoy charming myths and legends, beautiful environment, abundant tourist resources, special foods, attractive culture of the Three Kingdoms and inspiring Red Army culture. During the three years of reconstruction, the emphasis has been put on the reconstruction of the Ancient City Wall, Wind-and-rain Covered Bridge, Mosque and Bell Tower. Streets have been repaired, too. The town has attracted countless visitors and demonstrated its strong vitality.
2. Summary of Our Project
1. During a month of research, we have made interviews, collected data and taken many photos. 2. We are informed that the ancient Qingxi Town is the important achievement of post-disaster reconstruction. 3. We have visited all scenic spots in the town and have made about 10 interviews with people who know well about Qingxi.
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:4-6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
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):
With the powerful help of state and Zhejiang Province, our school now possesses 5 computer rooms with over 200 computers. In October of last year, we gained access to 10M Telecom green fiber network. The school has set up computer major so as to help students use computers more easily.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
With the past experience, the webpage making this year was relatively smooth except several delayed interviews caused by the rain. When we went there, we had to take farther but safer route because of constant aftershocks. Some people of minorities refused our interview because of misunderstanding, so we had to turn to local friends for help.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Through investigations, we have realized that Qingxi is an ancient town with a long history and rich culture as well as one of model towns for tourism in our county. It is also an important achievement of Zhejiang people’s selfless help after the 5.12 earthquake. Several days of interviews not only have broadened our knowledge and vision, but have made us truly experience the happy life of local people. Moreover, through interviews, we have gained stronger motivations in study, more specific life goal as well as more purposes in life. We are all determined to contribute to the development of Qingchuan when grow up.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Taking advantage of the activity, we have combined relevant theories and practices vividly together so as to promote our personal growth. We have gained common views as follows: 1.We have learned how to communicate with others and integrate into society. 2.We have got development in observing, recognizing and understanding. 3.We have got great improvement in expressing our own ideas and sorting data. 4.We have gained motivations in study and learned how to study happily.