1. Description of Our Community
Tongjiang, is located in the northeast of Sichuan, belongs to Ba in ancient times, belongs to Bajun in Qin Dynasty, it has 1500 years of history. It covers an area of 4116 square kilometers, population is 730000, is known as 'the capital of the Sichuan-Shaanxi Soviet Area', 'Chinese Red Army town', 'Chinese Tremella town', 'Chinese cave town'.
2. Summary of Our Project
“New houses in Bashan” project includes “new houses, new industries , new facilities and new fashion” as the main content, gathering farmers, who were scattered in the northeastern Sichuan DaBaShan areas before, to live together, build new homes for them according to the standard of modern new rural residence, and develop local industry, helping them to eliminate poverty. To completely change the villagers’ production and living conditions, to ensure that poverty is eliminated forever, we want to show the real changes in our hometown by this theme project.
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:1
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):
In our school, we get access to internet by fiber cable with the bandwidth of the 5 M. and because there are many computers in school network, the online speed is kind of slow.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Lack courage : as instructor goes to the school, we have to finish the interview, while the farthest place we have been is our county, and we have to go to the scenic spot at our own without the accompany of adults, thinking about this, we feel a little at loss without courage. With the persuasion and encouragement of our teacher, we finally summon up courage to go with bags on our back. Route: as the famous “New houses in Bashan” scatters in three counties and two districts in BaZhong City, it is impossible visit them one by one. In order to visit the settlements, problem besides how to arrange the route, it is our big problem to consider money and time. Time: we have many courses at school, so we have to use the weekend to carry out the project. How to arrange time is our big problem. So we use the weekend to complete our interview and collect the first hand information.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Taking part in project, there are many first times of us in our life: for the first time, we come to the place which is hundreds of miles away from our living mountain area; For the first time , we visit the villa new countryside; Interview a stranger out of school for the first time with a shy flushed face; Use camera to take pictures for the first time with shaking hands; no courage at tall to participate in such a big contest for the first time... So many things starting from scratch, give us opportunity to grow with belief of triumph. This contest will benefit for our whole life. With two months of efforts, we collect the data , although web pages is not well finsihed, we finally make our first works.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We believe after this performance, the children in the mountains have been gotten exercise on the adaptability of facing unknown difficulties from the outside world at their own (communication with strangers, taking different means of transportation, without accompany by adults, etc.) and team cooperation ability. At the same time, we would like this contest to show the real change of our hometown to the whole world, make more friends in the world come to our hometown to see the beautiful scenery, enjoy delicious food, recommend our beautiful Bazhong to friends all over the world!