Grandparents Day is a special chance to have the older family members in the class and honor them for what they have done. The National Grandparents Day’s official website says that the movement for the Grandparents Day began with the intent to honor grandparents.
This movement started in the year 1970 in West Virginia, and was initiated by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, who was a housewife. In the year 1973, Arch Moore, the governor of West Virginia, proclaimed the day. During the same year, the senators also introduced the resolution in the US Senate.
In the year 1978, the US Congress proclaimed the Sunday which comes soon after the Labor Day would be henceforth celebrated as the National Grandparents Day. The main purpose of the day is to honor the grandparents, allow grandparents to show their love towards the grandchildren, and also to help the children to know what a storehouse of information older people are and how they can depend on them for guidance.
Many schools across the US have lessons that are dedicated to Grandparents Day. On this day, a Grandparents Day interview can be conducted. For those students whose grandparents are no more, they can interview any relative, family friend or a neighbor whose age is close to their grandparents. The students can pose questions regarding the grandparents' place of birth, date of birth, the place where they grew up, favorite toy, toys which were popular during their youth, the daily chores they did as kids, entertainment facilities that were available when they were young, and also get information about their school, teachers, classrooms and subjects.
After the interview, ask the students to write about their grandparents, the activities they want to do along with their grandparents, grandparents' favorite memory and what the student would want to do after becoming a grandparent. This can be like an essay.
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