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关于合作开展亲子在线辩论赛的邀请

举办辩论赛的目的:

  • 主要是通过开展辩论赛,提高中国学生的思辨能力,写作水平、口才、集体意识。
  • 次要原因:提高各组织单位的知名度,和文化品牌形象,
  • 增加一个创收渠道。

辩论赛的参赛对象:全国各地的中小学生,加上其中一位或者两位学生的家长,学生年龄暂时限制在9-16岁之间,因为高中生没有多少时间来参赛。

市场预测

中国孩子在口才方面和写作能力上都比较欠缺,家长是知道的,要提高作文分数,就要才思敏捷,知识丰富,定期参加辩论赛无疑可以做到这点。

送孩子去作文培训班需要家长接送,需要家长和学生的时间精力,而且比较枯燥,孩子很快厌倦,但是参加辩论赛就刺激得多,因为是团队比赛,压力来自同龄队友。哪怕孩子不敢上场,也可以获得辩论指导、与教练之间的场下提前辩论练习,相当于一对一培训。

冠军辩论队和最佳辩手的头衔对部分孩子来说,还是具有吸引力的,能够增加其信心。

所以我们的目标市场是那些需要提高口才和作文成绩的少年。

收费

参加初赛的每个选手暂定收费200元,半决赛暂定收100元。这个收费水平对大多数家庭来说都没有压力,减轻他们的顾虑和疑心。以后再调整收费标准。

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这个建议是我们各组织单位内部相关人员才能看到的内容,如果想看看我写的面向家长的说明文稿,请关注山水之间夏令营的微信公众号【长沙乡村夏令营】,然后回复【在线辩论】四个字。

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收入分析

如果第一次辩论赛,参加初赛的选手有100个,那么毛收入是2万,勉强保本,但第一次组织能保本就够了,我们的在线辩论赛积累了经验,提高了知名度,并不亏。因为我们的比赛都是在线举行,并不需要房租,或者增加人手,所以成本不高,值得试一试。

如果第二次辩论赛,参加初赛的选手能有1000个,那么毛收入就可以达到20万,利润就挺可观了。

欢迎与我们项目合作

山水学堂需要与一家或者两家教育机构来一起组织这个辩论赛,如果您对这个主意有兴趣,而且有相关的资源,包括生源、人力、宣传渠道,比如说您是做培训的,坐教育类自媒体的,或者做在线教育的,或者是学校老师,欢迎与我们联系,微信号 amasia。

如何推广

  1. 确定每个学期的辩论主题,比如“人与自然的关系”,这样就可以尝试与相关公益组织和某些青少年教育机构合作了。
  2. 尝试举办城市为主题的辩论赛,学生只能为自己所在的城市鼓吹。
  3. 和一些自媒体合作,让他们帮忙招生,给佣金(30%)。因为旅行社和培训学校可能不会对这么少的佣金感兴趣,而且他们对于在线学习也不熟悉,所以不要和他们联系。

日程安排

每个学期举行一次,每周五和周六晚上都有初赛,也就是分组淘汰赛,然后是半决赛,决赛。决赛在期末考试之前两周左右举行。

辩论规则和流程

程序

  1. 主持人宣布辩论赛开始
  2. 介绍裁判;
  3. 介绍辩题,参赛代表队以及所持立场;
  4. 辩论过程;
  5. 裁判点评;
  6. 宣布比赛结果,并且预告下场比赛的题目,以及比赛时间。

辩论赛流程

待定

规则

  1. 自由辩论阶段,每位选手必须至少合格发言一次,否则扣分;
  2. 辩手对他人有过激语言的,言辞不当的,要扣分;
  3. 对他人出现人身攻击语言的,会被罚下场,禁言,并且对该辩论队扣分;

评分

评委对所有上场选手的各单项分别打分,十分是满分,交给记分员。记分员减去各种违规扣分后,得出每个队员的实际得分,每个队的成员相加之和就是该队总分。

顾问

Han Chee – 美国休斯敦退休中学教师,二代华侨,带领学生打入美国中学生辩论赛决赛,一直热心帮助中国 学生走向世界大舞台。

Horseback Tea Trading Trail in the Mountains of Jinjing

After the Opium War beteeen China’s Qing Dynasty and the UK, the trade between two countries went to normal. After the Revolution of 1911, Qing Dynasty became history, the Republic of China was officially part of the world trade network. Jinjing’s tea, especially black tea was popular in the world, every family was involved in the business, every piece of land available in Jinjing and nearby towns was covered with tea plantations. Therefore the

Horse Back Tea Trading

appeared. I guess they were transported to Changsha Port, or probably Guangzhou Port as well. Horseback transpotation was faster and more reliable than the boat.

This is our summer camp, and we were talking and imaging that part of our history, full of dreams and glory.

Our ancestors had the chance to live a life of freedom and self respect, but that dream broke after the second civil war.

The Rocky Blackboard and New -democratic Revolution

Jinjing is the name of my town. There is a central park called ShiBiHu 石壁湖, which means The Lake of Rocky Wall.

Look at the photo above, there is such a rocky wall behind me and my students. What is special about it? It was used as a giant blackboard by the local scholars, mainly local teachers, to educate the Jinjing people about a new democratic revolution 100 years ago.

They used limewash and huge brushes to write slogans on this eall, such as: democracy, science, freedom, etc. These modern new words inspired more and more local youth to fight against the old system, and began to see a much wider horizon.

Stone Boat and Mysterious Carvings

There is a place near our town called Stone Boat 石船. There used to be a boat built up with pieces of rocks. Unfortunately the mysterious boat was destroyed by the local peasants during the Great Leap Forward Movement period in 1958. A local friend told me that people destroyed it just to get the rocks to build a foundation of a preliminary school.

At that time, old things were all regarded as useless and obstacles in our path to a bright future. I asked an old man living nearby if he had seen the boat, he said no but told me the size – about five meters long. So it was not small.

Why our ancestors built such a stone boat remains a myth because the place is no way near any river or lake allowing a boat to float.

The only explanation is the globle flood that appears in Bible and many early human legends. In China we had a lengend called YU大禹, he was a tribal leader who led the people to straighten the rivers and let the floods flow fastly into the ocean. I guess such floods existed in Jinjing and the entire Hunan Province, and the floods remained between the mountains for years, so people built such a stone boat to celebrate the success.

Just 50 years ago, many Hunan mountain towns and villages were still threatened by the floods, including the Ph.D Village and my town Jinjing, both are near a river. We have the reason to believe that our ancestors lived in similar situations, or worse, 5000 years ago.

Since the stone boat is at least ten meters higher than the nearby river, we assume the flood was massive and it could be caused by an asteroid hit somewhere on the planet.

But why didnt the locals care about the mysterious and precious antique stone boat in 1958? Well, that was Mao s order and persuasion. People had no respect to the old world. Mao destroyed everything which distract people s respect to build his very own shrine.

I can take you to look for this place if interested. There are still some mysterious stone carvings on the rocks, along side the boat site, in the valley.

People say the carvings are all symbols of fisherman. We have more of similar carvings near our village as well, also deep in the valley, also no way near a river, also about ten meters higher than the water level in a river in our town.

A PERFECT TRAIL OF BIKING BETWEEN JINJING AND SHASHI

I am biking with a student of mine, Peng Yong, going home from Yangtian, the PhD Village. I discovered a perfect trail for long distance biking this time in Changsha.

It took us five hours to arrive in Yangtian, which is also an old town with a lot of stories to tell. After half a day, and rested in a bed & breakfast, we are now heading home. It is a different way and also very safe and exciting. Most of the roads are like below.

The total distance is about 60kms.I will advise future tourists of my inMountains country inn in Jinjing to spend a weekend or two days tour with me.

HIKING

Instead of biking, this trail is also ready for challenging hiking. 60kms in two days are not impossible to hike. What do you think?As you can see, there are almost no traffic on the road in the mornings when we will handle most of the biking. When it is getting too hot in summer, we will just hide in a farmer s house on the road side, or have a dip in the creek in the valleys.Want to join me? My wechat ID is amasia.

21 Ph.D holders walked out of a mysterious PhD Village in Changsha Liuyang

Liuyang, as part of Changsha, is famous for fireworks. It has remained the largest firework production base in the world for decades.

There is a village here called Yangtian, which means fields of rice seedlings. Yangtian Village is like a mysterious paddy field constantly providing nutritions to healthy seedlings for centuries.

In the past half century, the village has astonished the people by offering over twenty holders with Ph.D in various categories. This is very unusual in China since our education level is rather low.

In Yangtian Village, most of the villagers share the same surname Luo, it is actually the common home and root of many Luo families in Hunan Province, especially in Changsha. And the Yangtian Luo family came from neighboring Jiangxi Province.

Actually my ancestor used to live here in Yangtian as well. A man who was later titled as Lord Shiwen relocated to a place in northern Changsha, he did well there and had a large family. And he became the common ancestor of thousands of Changsha Luos, including my grandpa, my father and me. That place nowadays is still called LuoDai, it means two leading families are Luo and Dai in that town. LuoDai is where my mother was born.

RELOCATION IN HISTORY AND WARS

A branch of Luos left LuoDai about six hundreds of years ago and settled down in a nearby town called Gaoqiao, this is where father s family lived. Because of the wars, my grandpa and his brother left Gaoqiao and settled down in Jinjing, which is between Gaoqiao and LuoDai, and we still live here.

FAMILY INSTRUCTIONS

There has been a very strong belief in Luo families that receiving higher education is the most reliable way to climb up to a higher social level and repay the family and nation.

My father told me this ever since I was little, his father told him the same ever since he was little.

Every Chinese family had a formal instruction written or carved on the walls of each family hall in our traditional societies. In our Luo family instructions, studying was strongly emphasized.

A Strong Family Bond

In this Yangtian Village, there has been a very strong bond. Rich or poor, they dont intend to leave. Other families living in this same village are minorities, they would choose to relocate to the cities or larger nearby towns whenever they have the money, but the Luos, which has remajned the absolute majority in Yangtian, always come back no matter how successful they are in the outside world. They would use every piece of the land available to build their dream homes here, because this is their forever home. They are the absolute masters of the land, while other surnames are just someone borrowing the land for survival.

I am the same. I was doing well in California and many Chinese cities, but Iive in Jinjing, where I feel safe the most.

Today I took one of my summer camp students Peng Yong to revisit Yangtian, by biking, hoping to understand how a family instruction build the ultimate foundation of the fate of all Luos.

A UNITED SOCIETY

I have a good friend Deng, who is part of the administration team of the village. He said, whenever the local administration team decides to build a nicer infrastructure facility in the village: higher level road, a park, or a library, the villagers are all willing to contribute. This is not common to see in rural China as well.

I admire the people.

I am thinking, such strong blood bond could be the main force which made 21 PhD holders and hundreds of master degree holders, not the family instructions. When you feel safe and loved, you tend to have more energy and enthusiasm to study hard and contribute to the reputation of the Luos.