Animals of the Zodiac

Mandarin Chinese

 

In this amazing thematic unit, campers will learn all about the Chinese Zodiac!  Campers will gain knowledge and understanding of the Chinese culture and learn how the Chinese calendar is divided into cycles of 12 years, each one represented by a different animal. Campers will get introduced to the traits related to each animal and how the Zodiac animals are used as symbols in Chinese culture. Campers will also learn about the origins of the Chinese New Year and the legend of the Lantern Festival and the legend of the torches.

Linguist Apprentices (Ages 3-5) – Through music and play, campers will develop their conversational skills in a second language. Children will engage in arts and crafts and hands-on projects while learning another language.

Language Ambassadors (Ages 6-10) – Campers will participate in project-based learning activities that will help them connect the foreign language they are learning to meaning, providing them the opportunity to develop their conversational skills while learning about fun and interesting topics.

 

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