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Castles, Knights and Medieval Life - The History of the British Isles

Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(197)
Want to find out more about castles in the UK (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales)? We look at how they were built, what everyday life was like, food, feasting, knights, ladies, armour, weapons, coats of arms, entertainment, defence and attack, and more!

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Students will know some features of castles and everyday life in Great Britain, as well as the historical context.  
I am a qualified teacher in the UK and have been teaching history to students for over 25 years,  I have an Advanced Level qualification in history, and also undertake research as part of my current role.
Homework Offered
I will provide an optional sheet for each class which will be a place to record the information they have learned.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will teach this class in an age-appropriate way.  Of course, sometimes some rather nasty things occurred in the history of castles, but 
 although they may be mentioned, I won't dwell on them. If you feel your child would be upset by this, let me know as we can discuss how to cover this topic.
I will use a range of sources, including but not limited to:
Castle Designs Through History: From Simple Mounds to Fairytale Majesty - Exploring Castles 
Castles - Marc Morris
Life in a Medieval Castle - Gies
Medieval Castles of England and Wales - Lowry
The Castles of Scotland - Coventry
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(197)
Hello everyone!
My name is Helena, and I live in the UK.  It is my pleasure to share with my learners some of the best/worst/quirky bits of Britain through my own nerdiness for history and baking.  Enthusiasm, positivity, patience, joy, respect... 
Group Class


1x per week
55 min

Completed by 59 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
2-6 learners per class

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