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Today we focused our energy to finish our Inquiry Project work. For me personally, there are some small details that I would like to go through with Mr. T at "Pearls of Wisdom" tomorrow to see what works best. I think I need to do some fine tuning with the sound and I'm otherwise ready for tomorrow! Another step closer to the Hall, I suppose. This is better than China Alive in so many aspects. Please, don't get me wrong. But Microcampus let's us settle in with the culture more, we ACTUALLY make a POSITIVE impact.

nolan01px2021's picture

For S.S during SAS essentials we were required to take notes on a 50-page chapter. I decided to do a chapter on memory and today I will be talking about how it relates to the village of Xizhou. My inquiry topic is on parents expectations and I talked with many adults about what their childhood was like. Many of them hao use their memories that would take them over 35 years back to when they were children. During my time talking with many of the locals I came across many people who constantly said what to questions than answered shortly after.

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This post is dedicated to a Social Studies assignment. In this I will be talking about how my social studies chapter reading relates to this Microcampus trip. 

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Day 21 of Microcampus marks the closing of our SAS Essentials sessions, and one of our social studies requirements is to synthesize the notes that we took from a particular chapter in the Psychology 7th Edition textbook and dedicate a blog post to connecting what we had learned to our observations of Xizhou. The topic that I had chosen is thinking, language, and intelligence, which is a topic generally focused on the cognitive activities present when the brain analyzes situations, solve problems, make decisions, and uses language.

laura01px2021's picture

Today was our first official day to work on our final product. After our Phase 3 and Phase 4 work has been completed and approved, we got the okay to start working on our final product. All of us finished our introduction to our Final Products. The Final Product will be due next week. The upcoming week will most likely be another week of hard work and staying focused as usual. I realized many times during the day that it is only as stressful as I make it to be.

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This journal entry is to connect the psychology concept I took notes on to the Xizhou community. The concept I chose is stress and coping. From my talks with the locals here in Xizhou, most people live a very happy life. Xizhou is not some rural and obscured village where most people live under the poverty line. It was a thriving town pivotal to the growth of the Tea Horse Trail and now, a popular tourist destination as well as a tranquil town next to Lake Erhai. Most people here live a very happy life, owning a restaurant or a boutique.

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Xizhou BaBa is a classic snack here in the town of Xizhou. Originally it was a snack to fill the bellies of people on the tea horse trail. Today for a still time I was bale to watch people make Xizhou BaBa. Xizhou BaBa is sort of like a pizza. It has no cheese but it is very doughy and greasy. Personally, I don't enjoy Xizhou BaBa as much as other people do. It's a unique way they cook it, they have hot coals on a pan that they put over another pan that holds the Xizhou BaBa. Thye have a fan that blows the hot coals so that it fries the Xizhou BaBa.

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On day 20 of Microcampus, we officially started our work for the final phase of our inquiry project, and this instant, we did a much more decent job on not stressing ourselves out more than necessary. During WIPPIS time in the afternoon, Annie and I played frisbee, volleyball, badminton, and hacky-sack in the parking lot outside Baochengfu, before walking down SifangJie and stopping at Mr. Ma and Ms. Ma's bakery. During still-time, which we spent on stools outside their shop, we watched Mr.

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Today for still time, Angela and I watched Mr. Ma make cream cakes. It was very interesting to see him make the cake. He would wrap the cream around a stick to make the petals of a flower, then he would place it on the cake. He gave us a bit of the cream for a taste, it was sweet and thick. Eating it with the vanilla cake would be just delicious so we decided to come back tomorrow with a plate so that we will not use one-use containers.

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During Wellness, Barton and I was playing play frisbee,and hacky sack. I improved lots on my skills with throwing frisbee with a curve and I could throw and catch with my left hand. Today I will start with my final product and I am very excited. I will need to get more pictures and videos. I was also looking at quotes today and it was so meaningful. Quotes are based on wise words from people who have lots of experience or intelligence that could change or inform someone's opinion or perspectives. Understanding quotes are great leisure activity to do. 

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Today I worked non-stop on my inquiry project Phase 4 and I spend around 2 hours on it. It was lots of work and I still remember before those two hours I did not know what my movie would look like but I do know the big idea of my inquriry project. It is 5:42 which means I am on the edge of going to dali old town or not. Please look at my final product and it will be the product of around 4 months work.

barton01px2021's picture

Today Phase 4 was due and field research has wrapped up for us. I feel very accomplished today for giving my absolute 100% as always and I hope to have fun in Dali Old Town tonight.

laura01px2021's picture

Today we started and finished our Phase 4 work. Tomorrow we will be starting up on our Final Product and Service Learning. We all started working on our Phase 4 at one in the afternoon until 3, after that we all had the rest of our WIPPIS schedule. Today I went biking out to Er Hai. Many of us finished up our Phase 4 during what should have been our still time. All of us went out biking for our wellness today in groups of three. Now that both Phase 3 and Phase 4 are finished I feel like I have been relieved of a large responsibility.

nolan01px2021's picture

Today right after lunch, we had 2 hours to work and finish Phase 4. It was a little stressful but we were all able to finish in time. I still can't believe that for almost 5 months now we have been working on a project that is about to come to an end. We have been working and striving towards our goal and we are just in reach of it. The next few days we will be working on our final product which will bring and end to our inquiry time.

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Today was the final day we had to work on Phase 3. Thankfully by the end of the day, all of the students had completed their work. Today was the last day we had to do field work, from now on, we will be working on our Phase 4 and then moving on to the final product. On Wednesday some of us will be taking a trip to the Dali Old Town. Compared to the past few days, todays work was slightly more stressful, but it helped us realize how important finishing our work on time, and having a steady pace was.

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