Project Summary

Description of "Our Community"

Ningxia, a beautiful and rich land through which Yellow River runs 397 km, has mountains, plain, rivers, grassland and lakes. It both has the delicate style of Southern China and the straight forward character of the frontier fortress. The West Xia Kingdom tomb is an important historic site without which you can not fully comprehend Chinese history between 11th and 13th centuries. Our subject is Looking the Lost Kingdom. We aim at study the tomb for a better knowledge of West Xia history and make more people know about West Xia that was a magnificent kingdom.

Our subject is Looking for the Lost Kingdom. With the study at West Xia tombs, Haibao Pagoda, Chengtian Temple Pagoda, 108 Pagoda and murals in Helan Mountains, we want to discover the history of West Xia and make more people know its history. In addition, we expect to improve our teamwork spirit and gain more experience. At the same time we'd like to thank the colleagues from Town and Talent company for their help and support.


Our Computer/Internet Access

Our school has 2M bandwidth optical net and we have access to internet all day.


Problems We Had to Overcome

1) We don't have ample time. We are in 9th grade and have heavy study work. Spend all the spare time in the project. But some teachers don't support us.

2) Because of tight curriculum schedule, only in week end can we put the collected material on the internet.

3) At first we knew nothing about how to build the web, but we learned while was doing it. And we shared experience with each other and we had a lot of fun.

4) We have no experience of participating in such grand activity.

5) It is a big problem for us to translate into English, fortunately Town and Talent offered us help.


Our Project Sound Bite

We insist our principle of originating and get first hand material. It is unforgettable that we waited in cold wind for bus for an hour to go to the sites. We have hardship, wonderful memory and longing for the future.


Project Elements

Object & Purpose

The activity involves literature, history, geography, computer, art and culture. We have learned many things that are not in the text books. We have got to know how to collect information, marshal them and especially make interview. In addition, we have improved interpersonal ability. Although due to the busy study, we had to do the work at noon break time and weekends and sometimes we were very tired, we have a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. 


What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

1) hardware
Computer, telephone, mobile phone, digital camera, recorder, scanner
2) software
Dreamweaver2004Mx, Fireworks2004Mx, Photoshop8.1, Microsoft office2003, OICQ2005, UC2005

What were your most valuable tools? Why?

The most important hardware for us is digital camera with which we have records of our travel.

Which technologies were the most helpful? How?

The most useful software is Dreamweaver2004Mx and UC2005 through which we communicate with Town and Talent.

In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

We feel it is very significant to tell others what we have found as the Ambassador.

What has been the impact of your project on your community?

1) We want to make more people know our hometown. It helps people protect the valuable historic treasure. And we are more proud of our hometown after this activity.

2) We gave advice on protecting West Xia tomb to Ningxia government on the internet.

How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers? Why?

We really appreciate the help from Taiwan Hualian Growth Center and Town and Talent.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Table

Participants

Assignees

Tasks

Percentage

6 students

Li Enzu
Zhu Yachao
Yin Yue
Xiang Maonan
ZhuGe Qiuping
Jiang Jiahui

1,Discuss on subject and direction
2,Collect first hand material
3,Interview
4,Record and shooing
5,Process photos
6,Fill in progress form
7,Writing
8,Wommunicate on internet
9,Build web

60%

4 teachers

Cheng Xiangjun
Jiang Yuqing
Yang Zhili
Liu Na

1,Form team
2,Make plan
3,Set subject and direction
4,Assist students interview
5,Instructing on making web and have check

30%

Others

Ningxia Museum;
Student Development;
Department;
Parents

1,Accept interview
2,Arrange time
3,Give advice
4,Other assistance

10%