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 Voyagers group--the twenty-second--arrived in Xizhou on March 10th and will stay through April 6th, 2018. 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
Out of all the possible topics I have considered, I wanted to investigate the effects of China's family planning policy in Xizhou because I once read an article about it, and was captivated by how it worked and the damage it could have done to families, and how it may help or... more
I chose to study the most valued possessions of the XiZhou residents because I want to get to know them on a deeper level. I feel that with this topic, I will not only be getting to know what they do, but who they are, and what makes them that person. I am very eager to see... more