Phase 4: Preparing to Share: Emerging Ideas

Updated 3 months 1 week ago

In Phase 0, I chose the topic of my Inquiry Project, which as you may know, is the Flying Tigers. In Phase 1, I did background research and established questions I will use to learn about my topic. In Phase 2, I found an expert and evaluated the information I collected in background research. In Phase 3, I recorded the information I of the background research and information from contacts here in Xizhou. Here in Phase 4, I will be organizing my information so they will be fit for presentation. 

Projects By Other Students That I Looked At:

Ashley T. (Alumni-K)

Bill L. (Alumni-Q)

Orion L. (Alumni-O)

The reason I chose these specific projects are because Ashley's and Bill's projects are in the Hall of Fame, while Orion's project is about the Flying Tigers. I chose said Hall of Fame projects, because they are all part of local recent history.

My Final Product:

My final product will be an iMovie presenting three perspectives of preserving the Flying Tigers history. I will look at it through the eyes of someone who is actively preserving history (Mr. Linden), people who have lived through the Flying Tigers era (Mr. Zhao and Mrs. Zhao), and people who have read about or have had their family members tell them about the Flying Tigers. 

The Audience of My FInal Product:

My audience are upper-elementary, middle school, possibly high school students, and any individual interested in the preservation of the Flying Tigers history. 

The Purpose of My Final Product:

The purpose of my final product is to inform my audience about the preservation of the Flying Tigers and to persuade my audience to cherish preserve parts of history because if there is no history, there is nothing. 

The Thesis and Supporting Ideas (Hangers and Hooks) of My Final Product:

My thesis statement is: In order to investigate the preservation of the Flying Tigers history in Xizhou, one must consider the thoughts of someone who remembers the Flying Tigers, someone has heard about or read about the Flying Tigers, and someone who actively preserves history.

The Media of My Final Product:

My final product will be an iMovie.

Outline of My Final Product:

Introduction of Microcampus (45 seconds):

  • 28 days, 6 students, in Xizhou, Inquiry Project
  • Introduce my topic: The Flying Tigers
  • Introduction of Inquiry Project
  • Introduce my thesis: In order to investigate the preservation of the Flying Tigers history in Xizhou, one must consider the thoughts of someone who remembers the Flying Tigers, someone has heard about or read about the Flying Tigers, and someone who actively preserves history.

Hook #1 Mr. Zhao and Mrs. Zhao (60-90 seconds): 

  • Introduce Mr. Zhao and Mrs. Zhao
  • Talk about How I got to know them
  • Talk about their experiences
  • Talk about what they thought of the Flying Tigers

Hook #2 Mr. Su and Mr. Kang (60-90 seconds):

  • Introduce Mr. Su and Mr. Kang
  • Talk about how I got to know them
  • Mention how they got to know the Flying Tigers
  • Mention their perspective on history

Hook #3 Mr. Linden (60-90 seconds):

  • Introduce Mr. Linden
  • Mention the Flying Tigers manual 
  • Mention the complications of preserving history in China
  • Mention why the Flying Tigers history is hard to preserve
  • Mention their perspective on history

Conclusion (45 seconds):

  • Draw on similarities of the answers of preserving history
  • Expand on the answer to how it would connect with the world events today
  • Persuade and inspire the audience about keeping history alive. 

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Comments

Hi there! My name is Barton C. I am an alumni of the Superior Group (1703). I had the time of my life in Xizhou during the Microcampus program. I am a die hard fan of the Detroit Tigers as well as a single-engine pilot. I would like to give special thanks to Mr. Tafel, Ms. Mai, my family, SAS teachers, administrators, my teammates, and of course Sofie, for making the trip so memorable. My project focused on the preservation of the Flying Tigers' history in Xizhou. If you are interested in a project regarding the Flying Tigers or aviation, you may reach me via Skype (bartonisawesome), email (barton01px2021@sasstudent.org), and Twitter (@therealBartonC).