Recently when hired to do a lesson related to the season of Advent with an Episcopal children’s music program, I decided to let them create crowns with paper and foam supplies (not at all hard to come by). Clearly in a Christian church setting, the notion of a crown is for the birthday boy, and the concept of a kingdom tied to the Trinity enfolds.
But crowns can be a theme in almost any learning setting. Most every culture has had a history of monarch rule. History lessons can be figurative in accompaniment of creative learning projects. . .that is to say, you don’t have to tread into the weeds of contention on varying views of historical worth. Consider the games where crowns come in. . .chess, checkers or the history of the crown jewels in London.
Contemplative song-writing in popular media has not escaped the notion of the crown either, so even with a high school English class, you could do some art journaling on the concept of the crown. And don’t forget . .and the notion of who wears the crown in this American culture.
From a simple project for young children, all the way on up to young adult, the concept of the crown opens doors to a myriad of in depth subjects. Tis the season. . . why not explore it in as much depth as you can?