Updated 2 years 5 months ago

November 22nd marked the tenth group that ventured out to Xizhou, a small town in Yunan province, to embark on their Microcampus experience. The 14 students spent the majority of their 28 days there studying a topic of their interest. Phase 0 marked the beginning of our journey as we chose the inquiry project we will be working on for our four weeks in Xizhou. Our inquiry project was the project we studied and worked on throughout our trip. Each student was given a long list of topics to choose from, and, slowly, I began to narrow down on what I wanted to work on.

Updated 2 years 5 months ago

Previously, in Phase 0, I went through the process of choosing my topic based on the long list that was provided. The final topic I chose was Government Graffiti: Propaganda Messages in Xizhou. We are now in Phase 1, where I will be doing background research on my topic as well as posing essential questions for my inquiry project.

What I Know

Updated 2 years 5 months ago

In Phase 1, I gathered background research on my inquiry project as well as posing essential questions to deepen my understanding. We are now venturing into Phase 2, where my goal is to gather helpful resources for my project. 

Updated 2 years 5 months ago

In Phase 0, I chose the topic for my inquiry project, Government Graffiti: Propaganda Messages in Xizhou. I continued on to Phase 1, where I began to do some background research as well as coming up with essential questions for my topic.

Updated 2 years 5 months ago

We are nearing the end of our journey. Phase 0 was dedicated to finding out what interests me the most out of all the possible topics. Phase 1 is where I started background research related to the project I chose as well as creating essential questions.

About This Learner

Hi! My name is Kristen and I'm currently 13 years old. I'm in the 8th grade at SAS Pudong. I was born in Palo Alto, California, but moved to Shanghai the summer before 4th grade. I've been living in Shanghai for more than four years already. Since elementary school, I've been learning Chinese, although I don't consider myself fluent. Also, I have an older sister who is in 12th grade. My interests include reading novels, such as the Harry Potter series, writing short stories, and traveling to new places. Xizhou was such an amazing experience, and I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to embrace all that it had to offer.