1. Description of Our Community
Cangxi County is located in the northern of Sichuan Basin, the southern of Qinba Mountain, the middle reaches of Jialing River, known as “the hub of Qin-Long region, the defense of north Sichuan” in ancient time. It got its name as the place of Cangxigu. Cangxi has the history of 1700 years since it was founded county in Taikan of Xijin Dynasty. Cangxi County, elegantly called “city of simple and kind lifestyle”, border Enyang in Bazhong city in the east, Jiange in the west, Langzhong in the south, Shaohua and Wangchang in the north. By 2014, county covers an area of 2330 KM2, there are 24 towns, 15 townships, the population of registered residence is 790,600, inhabited by various minority groups, that including Han, Qiang,Yi,Zang,Miao,Hui and Dong.
2. Summary of Our Project
By studying our project, we learn more about Cangxi’s historical and traditional culture; in particular, the story about No.1 scholar in Cangxi inspired and touched us that we don't think we ought to give up studies from family difficulties. An old story “Eight sons became Jinshi among nine sones” inspired generations of people in local work energetically to study.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Our school offered us a classroom specifically for the writing of stories in West China. The classroom with the connection of 100Mbps we can use after class every afternoon and the night at Wednesday and Sunday.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Time is limited The mid-term examination was coming while we took part in Web page creation activity. Students are carefully preparing for the coming test in order that they can get a good result, but four of us had to spend a lot of time to prepare network exposition. So after communicating with teachers of all subjects, we have made teacher's understanding, as long as we can smoothly complete network exposition, the grade is also good. Just in this short of 10 days, from the beginning of knowing nothing about ancient Hanchang cultures, to go on a field trip for getting material, and read large information, we sort out the relatively complete information in the end. Interview arrangement We had to go on a field trip in our own time, and the place for our interview is far away from school. Thanks to teacher Tao taking us to do interviews many times. Techniques It was a big problem for us to make web pages with images and words. Thanks to teacher Xu, he taught us how to edit images and make web pages. He is our strong IT instructor in the later web pages creation.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Farm - go in for agriculture, read -reading and studying, chuanjia --hand down from generation to generation in a family; ' Part-time learning and self-study ' four words can be read on the plaque of many old houses. ' Part-time learning and self-study ' is spread widely in the common people, farming can plow and abundant grain and feed families. Reading can know the poem of righteousness, self-cultivation, to establish high german. Therefore, 'farming, reading, handing, family' not only can learn but also can make a living. Here said the 'reading'is to read the books of sages, not to be an official, it mainly means to learn'integrity' of the truth. Because in the eyes of the ancients, to be a better man with good moral supremacy. In the spare time of farming, reading a few words of the Four Books, or reading a few wordsThe Three-Character Classic, the Book of Family Names, The Thousand Character Classic, or listening to the old man to talk about historical romance.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
“Writing story in West China” is an elective high-school course in our schools. One segment of the course was dedicated solely to use computer to write story one afternoon a week. Our school will give students limited credit based on their stories. Through the curriculum practice, cultivate students’ observation and their practical abilities .