Jefferson Joint School District 251 (Student Program)
JSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp
- June 14, 2021 – July 2, 2021: (Face-to-face)
- Rigby Middle School, Rigby, ID
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2021 PROGRAM COMING SOON!
The JSD STARTALK Chinese Summer Camp is an opportunity for 70 rising sixth-, seventh-, eighth-, and nineth-grade students from Jefferson Joint School District 251 with a language proficiency range of Novice High to Intermediate Mid to join for an intensive linguistic and cultural experience in Chinese. The camp aims to move Novice-High students toward Intermediate-Low and Intermediate-Low and -Mid students solidly into Intermediate-Mid through participation in activities and performance assessments centered on the theme "Technology and Innovation." This theme will lead students through an exploration of important Chinese and western technological innovations throughout history and allow students to explore these innovations through linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities including making clay coil pots, kite making, participation in a kite festival, ink printing, making and experimenting with a leaf blower hovercraft, building and experimenting with air pressure rockets, and creating sail/CO2 cartridge boats. Students will also participate in a Project-Based Learning challenge where they will work in small groups to create and deliver a 5-minute presentation to an authentic audience of Chinese speakers from the Denver Language School on a Lego Technic Mars rover they built that is capable of climbing hills, collecting and storing rocks, navigating an obstacle course, and driving at fast speeds.
Contact(s)(208) 745-6693 ext 1104