Children you might like to:
- Discuss and list all the things you would like to do during
your holidays. Consider all the plans you need to make.
- Find out how different people intend spending their holiday
time. Can you categorize their responses?
- Consider and write about what would be your ideal holiday.
- Look up the word numismatist - and possibly begin your studies
- Consider why many foreign currencies are based on coins/notes
with the values 1,2,5,10,20, 50, 100.
Parents you might like to:
- Say how you anticipate how your children will be spending the
holiday time. Perhaps discuss the chores you have in mind for the
children to do.
- Consider what holidays are for and why some of them (the bank
holidays) are instituted.
- Examine some of the history encapsulated on foreign coins and
- Consider how holiday taking has changed for subsequent
generations of your family. What have been the most significant
changes to have taken place?
- Compare the days off taken in other countries e.g. Saints
Teachers you might like to:
- Look at and discuss the different holidays and 'holy days' that
are now taken. What is the history behind the 'bank holiday'?
- Get the children to estimate then calculate the percentage of
time spent on 'holiday'. How accurate were your different
- Discuss what makes the 'ideal' holiday from a child's point of
view and compare it with that of an adult.
- Examine the advertising techniques used by the holiday
industry. What conclusions can you make? With what
- Look at the different currencies used when going abroad. Just
what do the terms: 'we buy at'; 'we sell at' mean? Is there an easy
way to convert the value of one currency to another? Why are most
currencies based around the face values 1,2,5,10,20, 50, 100?L