2018 "Chinese Characters in the Classics" Winter Camp

From January 2nd to January 4th, 2019, 29 children participated in the three-day winter camp held by Jiqian School. The children were divided into two classes according to the amount of literacy: interest class and expansive learning class. Teachers use various methods of entertaining and learning to select seven very meaningful characters from various classics. The scriptures in the related classics are taught to the children, so that children know that if they want to get the happy, peaceful and beautiful things in life (fortune, peace, love), they must use the correct method in line with the Tao (filial piety, benevolence, forgiveness, letting). From this, children will experience the beauty of the classics and the profound connotations that guide our lives.

The teachers have also carefully designed many manual activities, which contain classic principles and can inspire children in many ways. For example, they made a “pagoda” and watched the film “Crying Tower to Save Mother” to learn the virtue of filial piety. They also made Peking Opera facial makeup, combined the discussion of various roles of Shengdan Jing Mo Chou, and learned how to treat their parents, brothers and sisters, teachers, classmates, and how to play various roles in life. By scratching of the zodiac signs, learning the two contrasts of the positive and negative represented by the twelve zodiac signs, such as diligence and laziness, good habits were promoted and evil habits were restrained.

Teachers also used activities such as recitation of classics, radicals, card games, tracing, pinyin typing, etc., to increase children’s interest in Chinese characters and classics, and to increase their sense of square characters, laying the foundation for the future reading of classics such as the Four Books.

In the graduation ceremony, Teacher Yunxiang summarized what the children had learned in the three days, the scratch paintings and the masks of Peking opera made by the children were displayed, and the children in the expansive learning class also showed their PPT on Dunhuang. The children also served tea to their parents to thank their parents for their teaching and nurturing them.

Finally, thanks to the teachers and many volunteers of the school for their hard work in organizing this lively winter camp!

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Classes of Previous Years

After nearly half a year of intensive preparations, Jiqian academy’s 2019 “filial piety” themed Summer Camp  officially kicked off on July 2. This summer camp is based on “The Book of Filial Piety” as the main theme of reading and explaining. The “Book of Filial Piety” is a rare work that systematically displays the Confucian thought system and is also the core foundation of Confucianism. It describes “filial piety” and the methods and steps to promote it that emperors, princes, princes, officials, scholars, and common people should observe. It is hoped that by guiding the children to learn the spirit of filial piety, they can understand their parents’ good intentions, enhance parent-child relationship, and learn to be considerate about others.

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