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Theme Ideas
for 2023 - 2024

Time to vote!

Help us decide what our next theme will be!

Anyone can vote, even if you are not taking our classes. 

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then follow the link to vote for your top three!

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Themes to Vote on

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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.


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.

The Magic of...


Inspired by the Harry Potter novels.

Learning Like Leonardo

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

All about Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci 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.


Done in 2018-2019

Explore the Hero's Journey through five classic works:

  • The Odyssey by Homer (Tales from the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osborne)

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

  • Star Wars: A New Hope by George Lucas (The Princess, The Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken)

We could choose to use different books, at our discretion.

Adventure at the Museum

Done in 2011-2012, 2015-2016, and 2019-2020.

Inspired by the Night at the Museum movies

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

The Wizard of OZ

Themes of The Wizard of Oz, as experienced in various books. Some ideas are:

  1. Yellow Brick Road

    1. Walk by Esther Jantzen

  2. Scarecrow (brain)

    1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM by Robert C. O’Brien

    2. Sounder

    3. The Great Brain

    4. Shen of the Sea

  3. Tin Woodman (heart)

    1. Holes by Louis Sachar

    2. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

    3. Charlottes Web

    4. Where the Red Fern Grows

    5. The One and Only Ivan

    6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    7. The Secret Garden

    8. Anne of Green Gables

  4. Lion (courage)

    1. The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C. S. Lewis

    2. The Courage of Sarah Noble

    3. Call it Courage

    4. The Red Badge of Courage

    5. Number the Stars

    6. Wonder

  5. Wizard (theatrics)

    1. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

    2. The Great and Only Barnum

  6. Good witch (magic)

    1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

    2. Matilda by Roald Dahl

    3. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Time Travel Experiment


Learn about farming practices in history and experiment with healthy and sustainable farming today. Classes will be held at farms, where students can do farm chores. All school subjects are integrated into the weekly topics, which may include:

  1. Farming in Medieval Britain

  2. Mayan Farming

  3. Farming in Japan’s Edo Period

  4. Gentleman farming

  5. Animal husbandry

  6. Arts

  7. Technology

  8. Preserving foods

  9. Fitness

  10. Sustainable gardening

  11. Healthy eating/eating for immunity

  12. Fermentation

  13. Irrigation

  14. Composting

  15. Alternative energy

  16. Paint a mural

  17. ...And more!!

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.

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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