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Let's celebrate

Student activities

Task no. 1

Let's Celebrate!

Investigate what old photos can tell us about celebrations in the past – how, what and why people celebrated. 


  • What are they celebrating?
  • How do you know?
  • Are these photos from the past or the present? How do you know?

Task no. 2

Birthday celebrations

Use the photograph of a ninth birthday party to discuss celebrations. 


  • How can you tell this is a celebration?
  • Is this image from the past of the present? How do you know?
  • What do you need for a celebration? Think about food, clothing and venue.
  • How did you celebrate your last birthday?
  • Draw a picture or write about an exciting place where you would like to celebrate your next birthday party.