Updated 4 years 4 months ago

Many students at Shanghai American School have not experienced life beyond the fortunate environment that we take for granted. However, I was lucky enough to be given a chance to go on Microcampus, which is a trip to Xizhou for 28 days to learn beyond the classroom. I have just arrived in Xizhou, and I am look forward to further experiencing rural China, bonding with my friends from school and with new people I meet, and learning new things about the country that I live in. The inquiry project is one of the main focuses of the trip and it will allow me to do all of these things.

Updated 4 years 4 months ago

So far in the inquiry project, I have completed Phase 0, which allowed me to select and briefly explore my topic. I began by selecting three topics of interest, and then choosing to extensively study the topic that interested me the most. My selected topic is child rearing in Xizhou. I plan to study relationships between parents and children, as well as the morals that children are taught at home. I would like to do this by interviewing and observing various families.

Updated 4 years 5 months ago

I have now finished both Phase 0 and Phase 1 in my inquiry project process, for which my topic is child rearing in Xizhou. In the previous phase, I composed a list of questions that will help me conduct my research once I arrive in Xizhou. This phase will help me find credible resources that I will use while researching. 

About This Learner

Hello! My name is Annelise, and I'm currently a high schooler at SAS Puxi. I'm from California, but have lived in Shanghai for over 10 years. I took part in the Microcampus program in September-October 2015 in Xizhou, China. I gained so much from experiencing the simplicity, the people, and beauty of the village. For my inquiry project, I chose to study child rearing practices in Xizhou. The connections I made, people I met, and lessons I learned in Xizhou will never be forgotten. I welcome you to follow my learning journey to see how my ideas progressed over the course of the month!