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19th Century Toys: What Children Played With Before Electricity and Video Games

In this one-time course, children will learn about toys that children played with in the 19th Century and understand how these toys represented the life of a child in that era of history.
Chrysta Dickens
19 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 43 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Meets once
5-7
year olds
2-6
learners per class
per learner

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Students will learn about toys children played with in the Victorian Era in both the United Kingdom and at the same time in the United States.  Students will see examples of toys and learn how to make a thaumatrope with simple household supplies.  In addition, we will talk about how these children used the highlighted toys and discuss what types of other items children of this era might have possessed, such as furniture, play space, and clothing, in addition to their toys. The students should come away from the class with an understanding of how children in the past played with simple toys and see how those toys can be fun. This will enhance a positive and informative discussion of life for people in the nineteenth century. 
*We will learn about:
   -a yoyo
   -hoops
   -hopscotch
   -a wooden train
   -pick up sticks
   -leather soccer ball
   -a dollhouse
   -marbles
   -a spinning top
   -dolls
   -puppets to include Punch and Judy
I am a history major who worked on a capstone project specifically studying the development of the 19th Century household in the United Kingdom and the United States.  I host a yearly local children's "Dickensian Scavenger Hunt" to introduce children to life in the Victorian era where they can learn about life in the 19th century and see examples of toys, clothing, and homes.  
There will be no homework for this class.  
If Students would like to participate in making a homemade thaumatrope: 1. A piece of cardstock paper cut into a 4 to 5 inch circle (or cardboard circle with a paper circle pasted on each side) with two holes punched through the circle on opposite sides (with about a half inch of space left between the hole and the edge of the circle). 2. Two pieces of string or two rubber bands. 3. The students favorite color crayons, colored pencils, regular pencil, or pen.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The learner assessment for this class will be informal.  A note will be sent to each parent giving an update on how the learner participated.  
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This lesson is geared towards younger learners and is all age appropriate content.  
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/videos/MetKids-Create-an-Optical-Toy-Thaumatrope

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/toys.htm#:~:text=Poor%20families%20made%20their%20own,kites%20or%20cheap%20wooden%20toys.&text=Girls%20played%20with%20dolls%20and,with%20toy%20soldiers%20and%20marbles.

https://victorianchildren.org/victorian-children-in-victorian-times/#:~:text=The%20poor%20Victorian%20Children%20lived,houses%20or%20even%20single%20rooms.

Teacher

Chrysta DickensHistory and reading tutor
19 total reviews
26 completed classes

About Me

     I am so excited to meet your student and look forward to offering
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budgeting for kids, and resiliency during a move.  As a military
spouse of 23 years, our family has moved all... 
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