Updated 2 years 9 months ago

From September to October, I will be spending 28 days in Xizhou, China. During that time, I will be researching a topic that interests me about their local culture. We were given a list of about 30 options, and had to narrow it down to the three that interested you the most. Before I could reach my conclusion on what I would study, I had to give options so that Mr.

Updated 2 years 9 months ago

This is Phase 1, where I will begin to further investigate and start to ask questions about my topic I chose for the Inquiry Project I will be doing while I stay in Xizhou for a month from September to October. I chose my topic, which is a mix of Bai minority dance and the local recreations/ hobbies, in Phase 0.

Updated 2 years 9 months ago

This is Phase 2, where I am finding helpful sources inside and outside of Xizhou that will provide me answers to my questions and give me more questions to ask. In Phase 1, I made a list of my 10 big questions that I want to ask and have prepared for emailing outside experts and when I go talk to local experts in Xizhou. 

Updated 2 years 9 months ago

I am currently working on collecting research to help myself understand my topic and create meaningful and useful interactions while I'm in Xizhou. My Inquiry Project topic is Bai Minority dance and the effect that tourism and modernization has on the local dance. The topics that I have researched are the differences between historical and "cultural" dances, The Five Golden Flowers and Yan Liping, a traditional Bai dancer. 

Updated 2 years 9 months ago

This is Phase 4, where I am developing a plan to report my findings in a personal and effective way. Over the past few weeks, I have been living in Xizhou, Yunnan and conducting interviews and making connections with the local people, you can look at my findings in Phase 3.  The topic that I am researching is Bai Minority Dance; the Bai minority is one of the most famous and prominent minorities in Xizhou.

About This Learner

Hello world! My name is Madeline, but you can call me Maddie and I am 13 years old. I am so happy that I had the chance to go to Microcampus. I was born in Brazil, lived in the US, and now, China. Sadly, my time in Xizhou is done, but the memories I made there will last forever. Though I wish I was still in Xizhou, I know that I have spent every minute there to its greatest potential and am very glad that I went.