The annual celebration with a bonfire and fireworks is a significant English tradition. In Australia, the night became known as Guy Fawkes Night until it was banned in the 1970s. The British have been celebrating Guy Fawkes Night since the 1600s.
- Research and discuss information on the celebration of Guy Fawkes' infamy. Who is Guy Fawkes and why is he celebrated?
- Ask students to research Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot on the internet. They can use the information collected to create a fact poster about him and his rebellion.
Ask students to design a life-size silhouette of Guy Fawkes. They can cut it out of card and add facts by writing them on the cut-out figure. Ask students to draw and colour around the facts with designs representing fireworks. Alternatively, ask students to create an animation or slideshow presentation. Kahootz 3 is an ideal 3-D animation software program to use here. The software is available for purchase from the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF) website at http://www.kahootz.com