Theme Ideas

for 2020 - 2021

Time to vote!

Help us decide what our next theme will be! Anyone can vote, even if you are not taking our classes. 

 

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.

Here are the choices:

Themes to Vote on

Follow links to get more details.

These first few are themes Celebration Education has done in the past. New theme ideas are at the bottom of the page.

Our Excellent Adventure

Done in 2007-2008.

Taking a Bill & Ted approach to discover how we can use the knowledge of the past to create an excellent future. We “kidnap” historical figures from all over the world and then learn about them, their time, and their place. We learn about conquerors, contributors, explorers, and liberators such as Joan of Arc, Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Billy the Kid, Beethoven, and Socrates.

“We can change tomorrow. It comes around so fast,

With one foot in the future. One foot in the past.”

Raiders of the Renaissance Minds

Done in 2008-2009.

Patterned after Indiana Jones adventures, we explore the Renaissance era, space, transportation, communication, and the arts.

Wishes!

Done in 2009-2010.

Inspired by the attractions at Disneyland, we leave today to explore the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy. Visiting Disneyland is not required for taking the workshop and Minecraft classes.

Explore!

Done in 2012-2013.

Based on A Daring Guide for Young Adventurers by Sir Henry Hardcastle

This theme is heavy in nature studies as we explore four unique biomes, including the desert, jungle & mountains, oceans, and the poles. In each of these places we discuss survival, explorers, flora and fauna, lost treasures and natural wonders. The celebrations with this theme are super field trips to mountains, desert and ocean, with overnight options.

 

Crafting a Country – American History with a Minecraft Twist

Done in 2013-2014.

Students do not have to play Minecraft to do this theme.

  • Colonial America

  • Revolutionary Times

  • US Timeline

  • 50 states

  • California Dreamin'

STEAM World

Done in 2014-2015

Inspired by Around the World in 80 Days - travel the world to discover science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

The Magic of...

2016-2017

Inspired by the Harry Potter novels.

Learning Like Leonardo

Done in 2006-2007, 2010-2011, 2017-2018

All about Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo daVinci was interested in almost everything. This theme follows Leonardo's example of curiosity as the best learning motivator and explores a wide variety of topics, heavy on art and science. Topics include Italy, Renaissance, craftsmanship, art history, basic physics, flying machines, plants, animals, astronomy, geology, and weather.

These following are theme ideas that have not yet been used.

Magic Tree House

Inspired by the Magic Tree House books

Phineas and Ferb

Inspired by the Disney TV show

Heavy on science, possible topics include animation, comedy, England, Summer vacation, projects, platypus, secret agents, music, Ferb-latin, Platypus Day (Celebration), Acronyms, inventions, and any of the many inventions that Phineas and Ferb (and even Doofenshmirtz) make.

Time Warp Trio

Based on the Time Warp Trio book series. Topics may include: 

Knights of the Kitchen Table (King Arthur)

The Not-So-Jolly Roger (Blackbeard)

The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy (The Wild West)

Your Mother Was a Neanderthal (Prehistory)

2095 (The Future)

Tut Tut (Ancient Egypt)

Summer Reading Is Killing Me

It's All Greek to Me (Ancient Greece)

See You Later, Gladiator (Ancient Rome)

Sam Samurai (17th century Japan)

Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? (New York City, 1877)

Viking It and Liking It (The Vikings)

Me Oh Maya (Maya civilization)

Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci)

Oh Say, I Can't See (George Washington)

Marco? Polo! (Marco Polo)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

based on the 2014 movie

Visit many historical greats:

  1. Leonardo da Vinci

  2. King Agamemnon

  3. Tutankhamun

  4. Albert Einstein

  5. Mona Lisa

  6. Marie Antoinette

  7. Maximilien de Robespierre

  8. George Washington

  9. Abraham Lincoln

  10. Bill Clinton

  11. Isaac Newton

  12. Odysseus

  13. Ajax the Lesser

  14. Spartacus

  15. Benjamin Franklin

  16. Mahatma Gandhi

  17. William Shakespeare

  18. Ludwig van Beethoven

  19. Vincent van Gogh

  20. the Wright Brothers

  21. Jackie Robinson

  22. baby Moses

Star Wars

Weekly ​Topics May Include:

  1. hero’s journey

  2. ​political science

  3. classic characters

  4. robotics and prosthetics

  5. force, light & energy

  6. cloning

  7. transportation

  8. communication

  9. computers and other artificial intelligence

  10. space

  11. martial arts

  12. aliens

  13. space station

  14. sword (saber) fighting

  15. underwater world

  16. desert

  17. forest 

  18. architecture

  19. music

  20. religion

Who Am I?

Based on The Who Was? Show

Focus on a different person (and place) each week

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