June 21, 2016
Differentiating “Around the World in 5 Days” Week
This week, campers are embarking on adventures around the globe! We’ll “visit” Mexico, Egypt, France, Iceland, & the Safari lands of Africa using our imaginations and virtual tools (photos, videos, audio clips via a tablet) to provide our young travelers with visual and audio learning supports.
With all of the amazing things technology can do, it can still be challenging for some children to grasp the concept of traveling to far away places and dive into the adventure with you. Depending on their learning style, some campers may need additional supports to cognitively engage. Try tapping into their preferred avenues of learning to differentiate will help everyone in your camp community create meaningful memories as you venture around the world. Suggestions below:
- Verbal/Linguistic Learners prefer to process information through words and language as opposed to photographs or videos. Cater to their learning style by printing out articles or brochures from our focus destinations. Create a writing center that they can express their ideas about what they’re reading in the form of a travelers review, postcard, or poem! Here are a few links to get started:
- Musical Learners learn best through sound. They perk up when a song hits their brain and stay engaged with background music filling the space. Expand upon each destination location by researching some music native to the land and playing it while viewing photographs or talking through the destination specifics.
- Body/Kinesthetic Learners process information through movement and sensory experiences and prefer to express their thoughts and ideas in the same w
ay. While these campers will thrive in activities such as Mexican Hat Dances and Sand Dough Pyramid Building, expand upon these by tapping into native dances of destination or creating obstacle courses with each location’s in mind.
- Interpersonal Learners learn best through interactions with others. They are true “people” people and soak up lots of information through conversations and social activities. Consider giving these campers space to act out their adventures through puppetry, prepare thematic cuisine together using art materials, or prepare short theatrical performances based on each location!