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In November, the U Microcampus group will be departing Shanghai to go to Xi Zhou for 28 days.  During these 28 days, we will be investigating a topic of our choice.  In the beginning, Mr. Tafel gave us a long sheet of topics we could choose from. Including an area in which we can make our own topic in case not mentioned on the sheet. We then had to narrow it down to one project, or a blend of projects, based on the feedback from Mr. Tafel and the level of interest we had in this topic.

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Welcome to Phase 1. In Phase 0 I narrowed down the list of inquiry projects I wanted to do, and I chose one. My inquiry project is a blend of wood carving/door making, legends/stories, and religious studies, but my main focus is wood carving/door making. In Phase 1 I will be talking more about my inquiry project and posing big questions I have about my project that will be answered while I am in Xizhou. 

What do I already know?

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In Phase 1, I made 10 big questions with appropriate answers I thought would fit (not the real answers) that I will be investigating more, during my research. In this phase, I will be finding helpful resources that will help me with making more questions and answers.

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Welcome to Phase 3. Previously in Phase 0, we narrowed down the choices of projects to our favorite, in my case a blend of three. In Phase 1, I created a big question and discussed in depth, my Inquiry Project. In Phase 2 I found resources that helped me find out more information on my topics.

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In Phase 0 I chose what I would like to be studying for the next 28 days. I decided to do local myths/stories/legends in Xizhou. In Phase 1 I got my background research, as well as coming up with 10 big questions that I would like to investigate during my time in Xizhou.

About This Learner

My name is Saleem E. I am 13 years old and my favorite sport is soccer. I am back in Shanghai, but I am missing beautiful Xizhou. My inquiry project was woodcarving, but I changed it to Myths/Stories/Legends in Xizhou. Xizhou was a great experience and not only did it teach me many valuable lessons that I will take with me through my journey of life, but it also taught our group valuable lessons. I would like to thank Mr. Tafel and Ms. Mai for their support and patience during this trip. Microcampus has opened up my eyes, and after going to Xizhou I view our world in a totally different way. Thank you Xizhou.