HISTORY IDEAS FOR WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE……..
…Explorers: Christopher Columbus KS1
Click on the link below to have learn about a famous explorer called Christopher Columbus
Archaeology: KS1 AND KS2
Have a go at the 2 ideas suggested, you will need to get your family involved.
1. Wrap objects in tissue paper (you should always use special acid-free tissue for wrapping historical or other precious objects – why do you think they do this?). See if other family members can try to guess what they are from the shape.
2. Bury objects (or fragments) in layers of sand in a tray for your family to dig up and record using a grid. To make this a really clever activity, draw a map, and see if you can draw a grid across it. (see the picture below) See if someone in your home can then identify where they found the object.
HAVE A GO AT CREATING A FACT FILE OF mAURICE sENDAK -– THE AUTHOR OF wHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE..
Things to THINK about:
- Where was he born?
- When did Maurice Sendak die?
- When did he start writing?
4. Why is he known as an illustrator?
5. Did he have any brothers and sisters?
6. Who or what were Maurice Sendak’s earliest influences?
7. Can you find out why he chose the title wild things ?
AMERICAN HISTORY: KS2
Can you answer these questions?
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Why is Barack Obama a very important man in American history?
Why do you think it’s important for a man like Barack Obama to do what he did and read aloud a favourite story like Where the Wild things are?