Chinmaya Mission (Student)
Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2018
- July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018: (Face-to-face)
- Chinmaya Mission - Yamunotri Campus, Grayslake, IL
Chinmaya Mission STARTALK Summer Hindi Camp - 2018 (CMSSHC-18) will take place in Grayslake (a north-west suburb of Chicago), IL, July 9th to July 27th, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (+ 60 minute daily online learning through Voicethread) offering 105 instructional hours over the 15 day camp (M-F each week for three weeks) to introduce thirty six 8-10 year old students to conversational and written Hindi at novice mid (proficiency) / novice high (performance) and novice high (proficiency) / levels.
With the theme "Oh, The Places You'll Go", students plan a trip to the newly formed state of Uttarakhand, which is located in the northern part of India, by creating an itinerary. They choose to visit different places in Uttarakhand after learning about special attractions / activities / weather / food / wildlife in 4-5 different cities / towns in Uttarakhand. Students research locations, visiting websites, watching videos / pictures of the region, and exploring the possibility of volunteering in a nature preserve or other situation. Students will make connections with other disciplines through hands on activities, such as math, science, geography, arts, health, and nutrition, by communicating in all three modes of communication - interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. They will be immersed in cultural practices (such as folk dances, songs, greetings, showing respect to elders), products (such as food, clothing, books, music, movies) of Uttarakhand, and perspectives of native speakers of Uttarakhand by meeting with the members of Uttarakhand Samaj of Greater Chicago, a local community organization of Uttarakhand natives.