1. Description of Our Community
Pu-Li, well-known for its hand-made paper, has great basins and water naturally filtered through the soil at an altitude between 380 to 700 meters. Pu-Li is also known as 'the village of water' and it is the water that makes the hand-made paper so famous. The project aims at investigating the development of the hand-made paper industry in Pu-LI and hopes to make people learn more about this valuable traditional paper-making.
2. Summary of Our Project
Paper-making is one of the greatest techniques in Chinese history. Since Tsai Luan made the first sheet of paper in 105 A.D., thousands of kinds of paper have been made and innovated. From the superb technique to a stylish painting, hand-made paper is the basic but the most important element to make the drawing more perfect. It is more than a piece of paper, but a unique piece of work of arts which will touch people's heart. Join us to the paper world and explore the mystery of this traditional cultural industry.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6
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
From the very beginning, we knew little about paper-making. Through the teamwork, we learned what it really means 'no pain, no gain.' No matter how difficult and arduous it was, we still kept going toward our goal which is to awaken people's awareness to cultural traditions and environmental concerns. It is an unforgettable experience to us.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
'No pain, no gain' Through the goal, not only our team members but also others to know more about the traditional paper-making of hand-made paper. Thus, people can cherish the hand-made paper and protect our environment.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Through the project, our learning becomes more interactive. Except for learning from the textbook, we had the field study and interviews to explore the local specialty. Moreover. with the advance of technology and the assistance of the International CyberFair, we could have the chance to improve our abilities of investigation and use the Internet as a media for communication, which makes the project more meaningful and practical