Authentic Project Ideas – The Nutcracker

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The Nutcracker. What is the history of the Nutcracker?  What country did the Nutcracker originate in?  How did the Nutcracker become associated with the holidays?

Design a Nutcracker.  Start a photo journal of unique Nutcrackers.  Make an authentic Nutcracker…

Most Nutcrackers are carved from wood.  What are other wooden toys?  How did toys of the past differ from toys of the present?  (Authentic projects start with one topic and frequently evolve to another topic.)

One thought on “Authentic Project Ideas – The Nutcracker

  1. I totally 100% agree with you! That is why I usually include a comment about following the interests of the children.. For example learning about nutcrackers may lead to a project about wooden toys…etc… That is authentic learning!

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