1. Description of Our Community
Gui De County is located in the transition zone of the Loess and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The County is interacted by a maze of ditches. Between the mountain and countryside is the Basin hilly terrain. The geography is north and south high while low in middle. Thus, form a basin valley surrounded by four mountains. Under the effect of the geographical background and climate environment, Gui De County formed a rich geological character.
2. Summary of Our Project
Architectural complex inside the city-walls were built in the Ming Dynasty, with a long history. There are different kinds of architectural styles, dedicated woodcarvings an d murals which indicate the artistic achievements of ancient architecture. We have been impressed by the consummate skill of the ancient genius craftsman, after we got to know more about the old Guide County during the visit. Moreover, we are getting more emotions to Guide where we live in, hoping that it'll get better and more prosperous
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:none
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
School has two computer classrooms with internet access.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We should work hard on web pages, and also study hard. After all, the task for us to learn is heavier. Secondly, we should thank our instructors for busy working and guiding us. We didn't have much time to collect materials unless we had relatively few scheduled class time, because our school has been adjusted to a boarding school, where we only have summer and winter vacations but no other vacations. Instructors coordinated with our head teacher for long time web pages work, which would not be so each to get teachers to understand. However, we will prove to the teachers with the excellent results that we won't miss courses.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We have learnt a lot and broaden our view though difficulties in gathering materials, which would be never learnt for our school books. Thanks to the school and the principal for the strong supporting and facilitating. And the visit has broadened our horizons to know more about both the old Guide County and our hardworking and intelligent ancestors.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Students mainly learn basic knowledge from the general school teaching. However, we practice activities during the study of this subject, making good use of school knowledge, so that we get to understand the superior wisdom of the ancient people who can overcome so many difficulties to create the world wonder of building. Although we encountered some difficulties along the way, we have learnt and benefited more than the previous knowledge.