My group for Service Learning consists of 4 people. Nicki N., Adina L., Justin Y., and myself. Together we have created a Service Learning video using I Movie. Our Service Learning partner is named Mr. YIn. Mr. Yin is a former general in the Chinese Military. He is currently making money by farming on his fields. While interviewing him we learned a lot about his life during the major events in China. We were able to learn about some of the damage the Red guards had done to his house and what his thoughts were on those actions. During our interviews we were able to learn a lot about the history of XiZhou and what life was like 60-70 years ago. We learned about the different events that occurred 60-70 years ago and how that affected the local people. We learned about what the parents of our Service Learning partner thought about these events and how they affect them.
I learned a lot about 20th Century China based on what our partner had to say about the education system and the daily life of the locals during the 20th Century. We were told about how strict the education system was and how those systems impacted his life. He also told us about the rules that were out in place during the time when he was growing up. I think that we could have done better on our Service Learning project. Nevertheless we did a good job on our project. In my opinion it was scary to see what people would think about our video, but after seeing their reactions I felt pretty good.