1. Description of Our Community
Cangxi is located in northern margin of Sichuan Basin, south of Daba Mountains, it crosses from longitude 105 degrees 43 ' to 106 degrees 28 ' east and latitude 31 degrees 37' to 32 degrees 37' north. Cangxi has rich history and splendid culture. It has been 1700 years from setting up Taikang County in Xijin Dynasty, known as 'Chuanbeichunyi'. Here is a remarkable place which produces outstanding people, and there are many famous scenic spots. Cangxi has a splendid and colorful folk culture since ancient times. Cangxi was the home of lantern operas in ancient times, almost all the adults and children can play lantern opera, there are troupes of lantern opera throughout the year in the village, and they are playing in the northern Sichuan, southern Shaanxi and the western Jingchu.
2. Summary of Our Project
We study origin, characteristics and development of lantern opera deeply through the interview of old folk artists and cultural experts, not only feeling the unique charm of lantern opera but also fully seeing the encountered difficulties of lantern opera, we are trying to deliver charm of art in this kind of place to our students and our society, let more people like the traditional lantern opera.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
4 players have no computers at home, but there is computer in only one instructor’s family. The speed of Internet in students’ computer room is relatively smooth, so most of the contents on the website are completed in the students’ computer room.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
1. There is a few local people can play lantern opera, so there are a few means to get resources.Fully mobilizing the people around us to find the old artists and experts who know lantern opera.The ways always can be thought out. 2. Students are not familiar with on the software of Dreameaver webpage making. Learning while using, asking for help from teachers. We use it more easily through the study of this software. The money of extramural interview is insufficient. 3. Team members can get allowance from school and themselves.Preparing sufficient money before the activity and saving every penny as far as possible. 4.Team’s activity time is insufficient seriously.Making full use of the weekends and extracurricular activities.Arranging activity plan carefully.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
There is mutual influence, conflict and integration of Global culture in nowadays, lantern opera with a unique style and real life contents more easily attracts people's attention. Although the lantern opera is still weak in the global competition, the communication of mediums will not because of its impact is too small to concern and despise. Although it has some weaknesses, being subjected to time and space, but it is the most direct and lively exchange media. So we cherish the lantern opera in 'weak' very much, do our best to protect the original style and features of lantern opera, to explore new communication mode and method of local opera, to break the old concepts, cherish the social life contents in lantern opera which are in popular, full of real life, intuitive and very local characteristics.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Spirit of quality education is carried out carefully in our school, encouraging students to participate in social practice in spare time, to promote the overall development of students as the starting and ending point, Cultivating practice ability and creative spirit, fostering a correct outlook on the world, life, values and talents, making the students to become qualified talents who can adapt the needs of development to socialism with Chinese characteristics. Therefore a great deal of practice opportunities and making use of the knowledge opportunities are provided for the students in our study, and let the students learned a lot of knowledge and experiences which cannot be learned from textbooks. Enable students to become masters of learning. This is the best practice for the secondary vocational technical students in our school, this kind of practice is never experienced that all the students’ major is computer science. Especially it is happy that through experiencing and excising in this activity, whether in social intercourse ability and ideological sense quality or the mastery of knowledge, the students have greatly improved. They are no longer satisfied with going out to have a look, but also willing to participate in social activities, the achievements of activities are no longer confined to the written materials, but focusing more on social influence. Through this topic research activity, the students have a deeper understanding of the local culture about lantern opera, and it inspires them to love their home.