Your Grandparents! VIP’s in our lives! Class activity.

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Last weekend many would have spent valuable time with their adoring Grandparents to celebrate Grandparents Day.

Historically, families often spent much time together, sharing their lives. Getting together on family occasions and all posing for the family photograph was a big event.

family generations 2

As we know today, there are many blended families so you may have several Grandparents! A Grandparent may well be an old friend of the family or even a neighbour. We don’t all have our Grandparents anymore so we often ‘adopt’ one or they ‘adopt’ you! Many Grandparents help out their families, often becoming the primary carers in some cases.

Class activity:

  • What do you think is the role of a Grandparent?
  • Do you have a Grandparent?
  • What sort of relationship do you share?
  • What do you call your Grandparent/s and why?
  • What are some of the titles traditionally given to Grandparents in other countries?
  • Where did the prefix ‘Grand” originate from in relation to the name Grandparent?
  • Draw up a simple FAMILY TREE going back 3 or 4 generations

family tree

Teachers:  Have the class vote for their favourite, unusual name for the Grandparents of the students.

As we say thank you to our Grandparents, we invite your class to share stories about many wonderful people who were Parents and Grandparents in more ways than one. Meet them through their unique  BioViews® in our series of eBooks – Love and Relationships.

Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

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