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Category: Local Music, Art & Culture

Description of "Our Community"
Huanyuan County is located at the joint of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Huangtu Plateau, where is the military defense of Tibet and west Qinghai Province. It's 48km away from Xining-the capital of province. The traffic is very convenient, with Qinghai-Tibet railway, No 109, No 305 state high way run through our county. Huangyuan County's economy is based on agriculture and animal husbandry. Our county is wealthy in water resources, with 86 rivers and 12 hydroelectric power stations inside. The average flow of Huangshui River is 4.99 m3/s. There are many sightseeing spots, such as Xishixia Valley, Riyue Mount, Chenghuang Temple, Zhazang Monastery and etc.

Summary of Our Project
As a folk culture of Huangyuan County, Shehuo has a long history and benefits from songs and dances of other folk performance. It's an entertainment performed in Spring Festival in lunar calendar. Our project is to study the origin, roles, songs, musical instruments, and the future of Shehuo. In the research, We have acknowledged the importance of teamwork in addition to improvement on making website. At the same time, colleagues from Town and Talent Co., Ltd have given us a lot of support and help. And our main purpose is to make more people know about the ancient folk culture.

Our computer/internet access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home: none
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom: 1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom: dial-up modem
D. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):We only have one computer having access to internet with the dial modem at the speed around 4k and our team members don't have computer at home.

Our experience
This is our first time to take part in such an international competition-Cyber Fair. At the beginning, we doní»t know how to choose a subject, because there are eight categories. After discussion, we choose historical landmark. Next, we assign tasks to individual, some is in charge of taking photos, some collects materials, some classifies information and etc. Everyday, they sort and type materials in the computer classroom in the noon, when other students are playing on playground. After one month preparation, we begin to design web pages.we input our collecting material and framework of website on internet and transmit to Miss He(a staff in Town and Talent Technologies), who agree with our view point. However, the material about scenery of Huangyuan County is too diverse, without focus. We are suggested to pay attention on one aspect-Shehuo. Then, we reassign task on individual and finish material collection in one month. In the process of making web pages, we have learned a lot beyond textbooks.

Our Project Sound Bite
We have got a better knowledge of Shehuo's history. The activity has enhanced our teamwork spirit and improved our communicating and interpersonal abilities. We have learnt a lot about communication with others. Although the process of research is harsh, we know that there is no harvest without sowing. The sweet fruit comes only with hard work. We have also gained the valuable experiences of interacting with others; this ability will be a long-life benefit for us. By working together on the project, we have a fresh knowledge about ourselves. We not only see the merits of others, but also realize the strength of ourselves. With a common goal, we learn to "respect, communicate, be considerate and understanding", and we come to understand the meaning of "humility, contribution, agreeableness and gratefulness."

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