Here are some ideas with brief explanations of related activities and sub-themes.
Study a collection of mythical stories from around the world. Related activities could involve:
- learning about the place where (geography) and time when (history) each story originated.
- For many, they will be attempted explanations for natural phenomena so we can compare against the modern understanding.
- writing our own mythical stories in parallel with modern scientific explanations for the phenomenon they attempt to explain
- Crafts illustrating the stories or location from which they originated
- Perform some of the myths
- Underlying this would be a lot of language activities around reading, performing, discussing, and comparing the stories.
Possible subthemes: stories from a particular place (especially Thailand), ancient stories
2. World religions
Introduction to the major global faiths
- learning about the place where (geography) and time when (history) originated.
- What are their major stories?
- What are their major messages with respect to morality?
- How are they similar? How are they different
- how have the interacted with each other: conflict/exchanges of ideas/absorbption
- do they change over time and how?
5. Investments: overall project to build an investment portfolio and see how it performs
6. The financial system
7. Making instruments (scientific or musical)