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Celebrations of Light: Divali, Christmas, Solstice, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa (8-12)

Average rating: 4.6Number of reviews: (14)
Completed by 72 learners
How do we look for light in the dark times of the year? In this course, students will learn a brief history of Divali, Christmas, Solstice, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa. (Ages 8-12)
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
Meets once
45 minute class


Class Experience

Essential Question: How can we find inspiration from the winter holidays of light?
Expected Outcome(s):  Students will be able to articulate how many cultural traditions use light to defeat the “darkness” of winter 
Dr. Gray’s PhD in history, literature and criticism of theatre included a minor of religious studies. She has traveled extensively, including one memorable fall in India for Divali! She has been present as practitioners of the faiths and cultures of each of these holidays lit candles during their rituals in person, and is glad to bring the light of celebration to you in the dark of this season. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Through simple questions
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Meet the teacher

Iris Imaginoria (Jessica Gray)
Average rating: 4.8Number of reviews: (481)
I am taking a short break. I will be returning to teaching on Outschool in December.

For over fifteen years, I have created and directed innovative programs that incorporate literature and pop culture into educational experiences through The... 
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