Activities and Fireworks for Personal History
Topic: Personal History
A Christmas Carol, Stave Four
1. Craft - Decorate Journals
2. Key Points – Dickens' Biography
3. Collaborative – Sharing Stories
4. Writing – Journal Prompts
5. Math/Logic – Graphing Life
6. Genius Principle – Future: Goal Setting
7. Big Activity - Traditions
8. Movement - Past, Present, and Future
Your Past (Heritage): Holidays Around the World
Your Present: Homophones
Building Your Future: What will you be when you grow up?
Build Challenge: What will the world be like when they are parents?
Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana: https://www.facebook.com/events/317560022131506/
Disneyland meetup: December 5 - Holidays https://www.celebrationeducation.com/copy-of-theme
Field trips – Note: some trips have limited space – register now!! https://www.celebrationeducation.com/field-trips
12/12 Christmas Tree Farm in Redlands - https://socalhomeschooladventures.com/product/christmas-tree-farm-live-oak-canyon-redlands/
12/17 Celebration: Christmas With the Scrooge: https://www.celebrationeducation.com/celebrations
Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
Decorate a jar to keep journal prompts in.
Write a biopoem about yourself: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson398/biopoem.pdf
Make a timeline of your life. Include your past, present, and future.
Compare and contrast the three main spirits that visit Scrooge. For example, what do you think is the meaning of their differing appearances and behaviors? Write your thoughts in your journal.
Write this information in your journal:
My parents' names
My grandparents’ names
My ancestors are from
My parents were born in
My grandparents were born in
My family speaks these languages
My family celebrates these holidays
One tradition my family has is
One thing I like to do with my family is
Complete a poster about your heritage: https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/lesson-plans/migrated-featured-files/myfamilyheritage.pdf
Experience your heritage: https://www.wikihow.com/Celebrate-Your-Family-Heritage
Do some genealogy: https://www.familysearch.org/
Make a miniature diorama that shows your past, present, and future.
Take surveys and make fun charts:
Eat foods from your ancestral background.
Where does your name come from? Share the story of where your name comes from and what your name means.
Complete a family tree diagram.
Write silly sentences to master verb tenses: https://www.education.com/activity/article/silly-pictures/