1. Description of Our Community
Our school is located in Pingluo County of Ningxia. Pingluo County is located at the north of Yinchuang plain Ningxia Hui Autonomy Region.From Lian County in Xihan to Jingzhou and Dingzhou in Tang and Song, Xiongnu, Xianbei, Tujue, Dangxiang,etc live in Pingluo. Pingluo is critical for military affairs in the whole history. In ancient times, in the ancient battlefield, many invading and anti-invading wars happened. On 25 September 1949, Pingluo County is liberated and Pingluo County People Government is established. Qingshan park in Dawukou district of Shizhuishan, built in 1984, covers an area of 120 mu of land. It’s the biggest garden-style centre park in Dawukou district. There are 6000 trees in park, which become a venue for public entertainment.
2. Summary of Our Project
Nowadays, many folk art follows the growth of industrial culture and speeding rural urbanization, some intangible cultural heritage has disappeared and lost. By this topic, we will through the folk artists for the single-minded pursuit of sugar painting spirit and explore its culture. We hope through our special research, sugar painting will have better development in Ningxia region and the sugar painting art will enter into the world
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:more than 6
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):
Only in the computer lab we can use Internet in our school, school classes are not less and the problem of schedule, we only have to get to the Internet after school every afternoon, then every time campus is so quiet that only can hear the voice of our keyboard tapping
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
First, our schedule is very tight, class starts from 8:00 in the morning every day and finishes at 17:00, we are very tired in such a busy day, we can only come to the computer lab after five o 'clock and took night lessons again in 19:30. The second: the communication barriers. Sometimes we tidy our material every day in the school computer room, when we just finished tapping without storing, the computer crashed or network was broken. Sometimes it needs a long time to send the modified pictures to our website, we were waiting for hungry. Third: every time we go to interview the old woman, she seemed not to love to talk, we had to only slowly settle down to communicate with her until she was willing to accept our enquiry and interviews. We visited a total of five times to make our collection to the satisfied material.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Looking back the experience along the way, we've gone through too much, in order to let more people know sugar painting, we took our made sugar painting to school for the students to watch and enjoy. At the same time, we also took use of spare time to tell the students sugar painting knowledge, teachers also used computer classes to introduce the sugar painting to students, there still some students also spontaneously join to promote sugar painting art. We hope that through our efforts, the sugar painting art can spread to every corner of the earth, behind us there are a lot of people helped. People who bring us hope, who support us, and maybe they didn't think they have done a very meaningful thing, but because of their participation, more people know and love sugar painting art.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We take sugar painting artist Wang Shufen as the main line, protrudingly shows folk sugar painting culture, not only combines the field of history, geography, art, culture, computer and social subject that lets 'sugar painting' into the life, but also the joyful sugar painting expresses the people's yearning for a better life. What’s more, our own creation of sugar painting at home and everything can not be finished by a few people, around us there are many respected teacher and lovely classmates, and a lot of people supporting behind us. Along this way, we feel that if we have no good teamwork spirit and communication ability, we cannot act as the role of 'sugar painting propaganda ambassador'.