World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
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 from there.
  • 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 bank notes.
  • 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 Days
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 estimations.
  • 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 implications?
  • 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