Updated 4 years 1 month ago

I, Max, am on the verge of starting an amazing journey to explore rural China while visiting and exploring the village of Xizhou in Yunnan province. As part of the Shanghai American School Microcampus program, I will get to explore a topic of personal interest during my 28-day stay in Xizhou. After looking through a long list of possible choices, I was able to narrow down my topic of interest. During my time at Microcampus, my main goal is to explore traditional Chinese culture by connecting, learning, and interacting with villagers in Xizhou.

Updated 4 years 3 months ago

Previously in Phase 0, I selected my final choice for my inquiry project, Bai Minority Music, with Mr. Tafel's assistance. Here in Phase 1, I have begun background research for my topic by searching my mind for what I already know, and by forming big questions that I want answered during my stay in Xizhou.

Updated 4 years 1 month ago

Updated 4 years 1 month ago

In Phase 4, I will be organizing all the information I have gathered from multiple sources and developing a plan to present the best of my learning in my final product. Previously, in Phase 0, I chose my inquiry project topic, Bai Minority music. In Phase 1, I did some background research on Bai Minority music.

About This Learner

Hi everyone! I am currently an 8th grader attending Shanghai American School, and am so grateful to have taken part in the 2016 spring Microcampus trip! I am originally from New York City, where I loved visiting exciting places, eating favorite foods, and spending time with extended family. When I was 10 years old, my family moved to Hong Kong for better work opportunity. Even though this was a big transition at first, I learned to keep an open mind as I adapted to a new environment and found new interests and favorite things. I had to go through change again when my family moved to Shanghai in 2013. Today, I still pursue my love for the guitar, baseball, and debate. At Microcampus, I experienced life outside of the urban bubble of Shanghai city life and lived in a small village in Yunnan Province called Xizhou for one month. There, I enjoyed being immersed in a rural environment with beautiful weather, scenery, and clear air. While staying in the village, I formed many close relationships with the locals and members of the Linden Center staff through daily interaction. I also learned about myself and acquired many useful lessons throughout the trip. Microcampus was an incredible experience for me and the rest of group O.R.E.O.