Holidays in the past

Student activities

Task no. 1

A day in the life

Look carefully at the photos in the Allen family's album.

Describe what the children did each day.

Describe what they do during their holiday that is similar or different to yours.

Use terms such as 'a long time ago', 'then and now', 'now and then', 'old and new'.

Monday - Photographs of the Allen family, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900
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Tuesday - Photographs of the Allen family, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900
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Wednesday - Photographs of the Allen family, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900
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Thursday - Photographs of the Allen family, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900
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Friday - Photographs of the Allen family, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900
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Saturday - Photographs of the Allen family, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900
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Sunday - Photographs of the Allen family, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900, 14 November 1899 - 4 November 1900
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Task no. 2

Holidays in the olden days

Write or draw a picture to show:

  • what the Allen family did each day of the week during their holidays in the olden days.
  • what you do in your holidays.

Task no. 3

Extension Activity

Use the descriptions to create a story about how the Allen family spent their holiday in 1900.

Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written, role play) and digital techonologies to tell the story.