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# World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
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?
• 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