Since 2012, groups of Shanghai American School Grade 8 students have taken four-week journeys to the village of Xizhou in Southwest China's Yunnan Province as participants in the school's Microcampus program. As representatives of their campuses, these students leave the "bubble" of their home city of 22 million people and become immersed in a new community of 2000 people, 2000 kilometers from home, at 2000 meters above sea level.
The Revival group--the eighteenth--were in Xizhou from November 19th to December 15th, 2016. Guests from around the world are encouraged to follow their journey--reading about, responding to, and joining in the learning adventure.
For my inquiry project, I chose to investigate local recreation/hobbies. I want to learn many kinds of activities from them and bring it back to school so we could play it ourselves, instead of playing the same old soccer game every lunch. I want to know if the XiZhou people... more
I am interested in seeing local Bai Minority textile production. On my mom's side of the family, their culture has a lot of really colorful and vibrant textiles, and this is why I want to investigate this topic. I plan to go around the village and watch local people make... more
I decided to investigate Traditional Local Medicine because I have always been interested in medicine, and Chinese minority (non-Han) culture in general. I plan to find out about the theory of the local medicine and the healing properties of certain herbs, I also plan on... more