1. Description of Our Community
Jiange County located at the edge of Sichuan basin, south of Guangyuan city, has 57 townships, more than 670,000 people. Jiange County tourist resources is extremely rich, national scenic area 'the Sword Gate-Shu Road' runs through the region. The Sword Gate of Shu Road scenic spots includes ' Zhaohua ancient city, Niutou mountain, Sword Gate, Cuiyun Gallery and so on, now Guangyuan city and Hanzhong city jointly developed the Three Kingdoms cultural tourism. Sword Gate is the core components of ' Three Kingdoms of Shu Road' tourism and culture, which known as the world- renowned 'impregnable pass under heaven'. In Wenchuan of Sichuan '5.12' great earthquake, Jiange County is one of 18 extremely victimized areas, tourism facilities had suffered devastating blow. The livestock industry is the traditional pillar industry in Jiange county. In recent years, Jiange county animal husbandry is developing quickly, animal husbandry economy achieves leapfrog development, has become a pillar industry of the county's rural economy. Jianmenguan forest chicken is high-quality varieties in Jiange County, and it is sold outside the province. Chicken is kept in backyard or mountain, the chicken scope is wide, they can eat grass, branches and leaves of plants and seeds freely, so the products are without pollution. In recent years, Jiange County vigorously promotes standardization, large-scale farming, to promote the brand development strategy, created Jianmenguan chicken brand, registered the 'Jianmenguan' chicken brand, was named the seventh 'Guangyuan famous brand', and it has passed the quality identification of Sichuan Province geographical mark product certification. 9 chicken (Jia Qin) breeding professional cooperatives are built, the club memberships are more than 700.
2. Summary of Our Project
We are in the countryside, government promotes the 'Jianmenguan forest chicken' action, and every family can benefit from. As for chicken breeding, each family has experience. We hope that through our research, we can sum up breeding situation of the Jianmenguan chicken and get better prospects. We also hope that through our efforts, it can play the positive role for the promotion of Jianmenguan forest chicken.
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:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We used separated computers to surf on the internet with ADSL2MB dial-up.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The greatest difficulty we meet is data collection. Now the rural is developing to urban, a lot of rural people go to the city to work, traditional rural and agriculture is undergoing tremendous changes. Now the development of Jianmenguan forest chickens are generally distributed in the relatively mountain place with rare population, the traffic is inconvenience. Now the chicken is developing for the specialization, scale, technical requirements are higher, our interview is very difficult. In order to solve these problems, we get together to interview in the holiday. With distribution of school students, we let the students who live in the mountain introduce us to their home farms. At the same time, ask help to the government departments and the community. At the same time, to find Jianmenguan forest chicken promotional materials through newspapers, television, books and Internet. We also go to interview the farmers.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our families had ever kept chicken, but all of us gave up later, because we felt the foreign eggs and chicken are better. Then with the food safety is paid more attention, 'the native chicken' is popular. This reminds us that we should protect the environment and pay attention to ecological balance. Now a lot of things have returned to the previous place. For example: all of us begin to love wild herbs and vegetables.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Through this activity, we understand the development situation of native forest chicken in Jianmenguan. Support the development of home. At the same time, it can provide material for the school curriculum and local curriculum.