Updated 2 years 4 months ago

Microcampus Group P is made up of 15 students from Shanghai American School Pudong who will embark on a unique learning adventure (Microcampus) into the rural environment of Xizhou. We were given a great many topics to choose from, called Inquiry Projects, and we were to focus on one particular topic for the 28-day long experience. After reviewing the reflections and thoughts provided for me by alumni from less than 2 years ago, I decided that Wall Propaganda would be my ideal topic, even through the challenges and difficult process. 

Updated 2 years 4 months ago

In the previous section, Phase 0, of my Inquiry Project, I looked over and compared many possible topic choices, ended up with one final decision: Wall Propaganda, and read some other Microcampus alumni's project reflections for pieces of advice. I chose this particular project to investigate into because it is an incredible opportunity rare and special only to the Xizhou area where our Microcampus trip is heading in April.

Updated 2 years 4 months ago

Previously, in Phase 1, I have discovered and recorded what I already know, developed 10 Big Questions, and brainstormed what else I need to know before my Microcampus journey. My work here in Phase 2 will focus on finding answers to the 10 Big Questions from a variety of sources. 

Some of the keywords I used when finding sources to gather information from were: Cultural Revolution, History, China, Mao, and Wall Propaganda. 

Updated 2 years 4 months ago

Welcome to Phase 4: Preparing to Share: Emerging Ideas, of my project. Previously, this journey has included Phases 0, 1, 2, and 3. In Phase 0, I began by evaluating and choosing a topic for my work here in Xizhou.

About This Learner

Hi, it's Grace W.! I was a part of the Phenomena group, the best and most wonderful group of all. I am from the Bay Area of California, where I was born and raised before moving to Shanghai in 6th grade. I enjoy activities relevant to creative art, swimming, outdoor adventures, and music -- I brought my violin on the trip. Microcampus has been such an amazing experience, and I what I miss the most about Microcampus and Xizhou are the freedom for exploration, the process of connecting with the friendly and open locals, and the experience of positive impact. I have definitely achieved all the four focuses (personal growth, intercultural understanding, experiential learning, and positive impact) in ways I could never imagine, from my unique experience at Microcampus.