Updated 5 years 6 months ago

I am very exited to go to microcampus. However, I know that I cannot just rush to Xizhou without knowing or planning anything.  This is the first part of Microcampus. Throughout the Microcampus, there will be multiple phases for a project called the, "Inquiry Project." Some, like this one, are done before we even leave. In Xizhou, I will continue to complete each phase and my page will be updated constantly, so make sure to check daily.  This phase is phase 0.

Updated 5 years 5 months ago

In phase 0, I chose three topics that I might be interested in. I have narrowed it down to one, and have really looked into it in this phase. If you missed that, make sure to take a look at phase 0. The topic I chose is wood carving.

What do I already know (or think I know) about the topic? 

Updated 5 years 5 months ago

Back in Phase 1, I wrote what I already knew about the topic, and then I gathered background research. I also wrote ten major questions that I will be asking once I start interviewing people. Now, in this phase, my main task is to find resources and finding people that I can find out more about wood carving, or if it is a person, then i can interview them. 

Updated 5 years 5 months ago

In the last phase (phase 2), I was finding resources, and finding out where and who I might need to talk to gain information and learn from local people. In this phase, I will be writing all my research that I have collected from books, websites, and people. I will also answer my ten big questions from phase 1. This is the phase where I will do all my interviews too. 

Updated 5 years 5 months ago

In phase 3, I listed all the information that I have learned. Now, I will be preparing for my final project.

I started out by looking at some of the best Microcampus alumni's work to get an idea of what a good final project would look like. I learned so much from them. The people who's project I looked at are:

1. Gayatri B (Alumni-D)

About This Learner

Hi my name is Brandon, I'm from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and I've been at SAS since the 6th grade. I have two brothers that also go to SAS, they are sixth and fourth graders. In Xizhou, I researched wood carving as my Inquiry Project topic. I had an incredible experience here in the town of Xizhou, and I will remember the 28 days I was here for the rest of my life. I miss all my friends I have made in Xizhou, as well as the peacefulness, the nature around me, and many other things. Microcampus was one of the greatest things I have been through.