February 26, 2013

Minnesota Zoo Helps Students Learn about Animals in Other Languages

From http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_22649710/minnesota-zoo-helps-students-learn-about-animals-other

Minnesota Zoo helps students learn about animals in other languages
By Christopher Magan
February 23, 2013

Last week, more than 500 students from Yinghua Academy poured into the Minnesota Zoo, excited to put their budding Chinese language skills to use discussing animals from snow monkeys to starfish.

Sixth-graders such as Katherine St. Martin-Norburg of St. Paul set up presentations in which their classmates could play a game or hear a song developed by students about one of the zoo's animals. The visit was part of the zoo's popular World Language Days, which draw thousands of students each February to learn about animals in languages such as Spanish, Japanese and American Sign Language.

Katherine, who attends the Minneapolis Chinese-language immersion charter school, said she enjoyed explaining snow monkeys to other visitors.

Read the full article at http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_22649710/minnesota-zoo-helps-students-learn-about-animals-other

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