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During the three-week summer camp ACCESS students from Elista focused on US history and culture

Russia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 15 Jul 2012

ACCESS summer camp was held at Elista Classical Gymnasium in June 2012. There were 75 participants of the camp, including children from low-income families of Elista, among them 52 Elista Access school students, 15 students of Elista Classical Gymnasium and 8 secondary school students of Elista.

The main theme of the camp was “The United States of Narn – Sun” focusing on the studies of history and culture of the United States of America. The students were divided into 5 teams, each team represented a state, and the participants had to think about the name of the state and to create state symbols. The students were taught 5 courses the focus of which was to develop 4 main skills: reading, speaking, writing and listening. These courses were: The Art of Storytelling, Formula for Success, Traditional American Songs, State Symbols, and American Studies. In the afternoon the participants of the camp took part in different cultural events and activities. Among them were: Let’s get acquainted, Sports Day, Photo Scavenger Hunt, Days of the State, Karaoke Day, Cowboy Day, etc.

During the three weeks of the camp its participants were happy to welcome their guests from the USA. Fulbright ETA program alumni Grace Tran and Rebecca Perkins taught American Studies and told the students a lot of interesting facts about the USA.