1. Description of Our Community
Ningxia is one of the cradles of Chinese culture, the silk road went through Ningxia Where became an important joint point of traffic and trade between west and east of China. As an area having the Yellow River flow through, Ningxia also has China’s ancient civilization.
Human beings lived in Ningxia from 3 thousand years age. A.D. 1038. The Western Xia Dynasty was build by Li Yuanhao, the leader of TangGu Te, and Xixia culture was formed. Ningxia is known as “Southern Frontier”. Yinchuan is the provincial seat of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Helan County, a county in the administrative area of the Yinchuan City,is located at the northern of Ningxia. Helan county was set up in the western Han Dynasty, called Lian County; Qing Yongzheng 2 years,called Ningxia County; in 1941, renamed Helan County.
By 2013, Helan County covers a total area of 1599 square kilometers, pop. 235,578, jurisdiction over the region 4 towns, 1 townships, 2 farms, 1 street committee.
2. Summary of Our Project
At present, with the increase of the industrial culture and the rapid steps of village urbanization, a lot of non-material cultural heritages have lost and flowed away. With the making of this subject, we want to carry forward the pursuit for spirit of shadow play by the shadow play family. We wish that our subject can enhance a better development of shadow play in Ningxia region, to make shadow play walk toward the whole 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: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):
The students of our school can only surf on internet in the computer room, and because of the large number of classes in our school and the time arrangement, we can only surf on line after school and at the time of self-study course at night, and our teacher needs to ask for leave for us to the teacher on duty.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
First, our schedule is very tight, we should start from 8:00 in the morning every day, 1,we have very tight schedule, and our classes begin from 8:00 in the morning and 17:30 in the afternoon. We are tired after class, and it is 18:30 when we have our dinner, and then we have to go to the self-study course at 19:30 at night. Teacher Yan also has very tight schedule, and Teacher Yan has four classes to teach every day. We and our teacher strive to finish our website overcoming various difficulties.
2, the interviewed target is far away from us, and we make use of the holidays for October Day for the interview. We have no definite information about him, and the names of different villages often different in just one word; therefore, we have to go unnecessary long way.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
As looking back, we experience so much. In order to make more people know shadow play, we make use of the spare time to do ppt to propagandize shadow play to show for schoolmates in different classes, to make more people know the knowledge of shadow play; we also make use of spare time to explain the knowledge about shadow play. Our teacher utilizes the computer course to tell the story of the shadow play artist Grandpa Zhang, and many schoolmates spontaneous join in the group of propaganda of shadow play art. We wish to spread the shadow play art to every corner of the world by our efforts.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We take the Ningxia shadow play as the principal line in this time, integrating with disciplines such as history, geography, art, culture, computer and social contact, to make “shadow play” walk into our life. Because of the excitement and the happiness when my schoolmate watching shadow play on the computer originate from shadow play, as well as the support from the people at our side, when we visit, investigate and propagandize, we are deeply moved. We also know that without excellent teamwork and communication, we cannot play the role of “Publicizing Ambassador of Shadow Play”.