Phase 4: Preparing to Share: Emerging Ideas

Updated 6 months 4 weeks ago

In Phase 3  I looked back at background research on my topic. As well as Information for local contacts. For 9 days we went out with the teachers and contacted with the local contacts to talk about our topic with them. I have written down all specific information in Phase 3 along with elaboration.  In this Phase, we are going to make a general outline on how out Final Product will look like. 

In order to get a sense of what my Final Product will look like, I looked at previous Microcampus students work. Including Haley Y. On Life of a Bai minority. These alumni gave me great tips and pointers for my final product that I will be most likely using. 
 
Looking back, My project is most likely intended to anyone who remembers their parent's expectations. Since many people had parents expectations and sometimes the challenge to meet them, It can give them a chance to relate and maybe even recollect. Also, it can give anyone an understanding of what the future looks like for expectations. It is also interesting what the children think and to see the difference in the generations. 
 
The purpose of this project is for people to understand what way parents expectations are going and how they have either been met or not. It is to inspire and entertain my reader on the fact that expectations from elders are changing drastically. Many people think everywhere around the world expectations are the same or at least similar. But however many people do not know that in China there have been many events that have influenced the decision for their parents and what they want for their children. 
 
You ever wonder to yourself when your parents tell you their expectations, Is it the same thing for every kid? That is what Intrigued me the most towards this project. So many events in past history have influenced the expectations people have for their children. In order to understand changes in parental expectations of local Xizhou children over time, one must consider expectations of the previous generation of children, expectations of the current generation of children, and possible expectations of future generations of children. 
 
I have chosen iMovie for my final product becasue it is a simple platform to use and a great way to get my message across. I plan to have many photos going by with a voiceover. I will be talking about the expectations of 3 generations and possibly including some thoughts of children and counter arguments. I will also mention some personal growth and journey for my audience to understand what it really was like in the village. I hope that my video provides sufficient understanding on my project and what I have been doing her in Xizhou for 28 days.

Outline

I. Introduction 

A. Background Information on Microcampus (Xizhou, 28 days) 

B. Quick intro to my topic(Why I chose it) 

C. Thesis - In order to understand changes in parental expectations of local Xizhou children over time, one must consider expectations of the previous generation of children, expectations of the current generation of children, and possible expectations of future generations of children.

II. Previous Generation 

A. Intro to my first Hook 

B. Education was a risk 

C. You needed to pay for education 

D. Was not enough Financial Support 

III. Current Generation

A. Intro to my Second Hook 

B. Parents are more involved 

C. Education is free 

E. More pressure to study well 

IV. Future Generation 

A. Down the right path 

B. Government makes education free or paid

C. The generation is more educated to help their kids 

V. Conclusion 

A.Reflection on my process 

B.Talk about the personal journey 

C.Acknowledgments to the locals 

D. What I could do differently

Comments

Looks really strong Nolan, I

Looks really strong Nolan, I like how you look at the parents expectations from the kids eyes/view. Also choice of iMovie so that you can concentrate on the message is great. Well done buddy

My name is Nolan Y. and I am an 8th grader at Shanghai American School. Going on Microcampus was a life changing experience. I was able to see rural China through the lenses of not a tourist but as a local. Microcampus had taught me so many things that I would never even imagine. I am glad I came on this 28 day trip to Xizhou to learn about parental expectations and have an experience I will hold dear to my heart for a long time.