Celebrations of Light: Divali, Christmas, Solstice, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa (8-12)
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
45 minute class
Sometimes the darkness in this world is reflected by literal darkness. As the year becomes darker, many people grow darker inside. It is easy to feel darker inside during the dark time of the year, so for thousands of years people have gathered together to celebrate light at this time of year. Students will learn through storytelling and visualization as Iris Imaginoria lights candles and briefly explains the following holidays: 1: Yule Log for the Winter Solstice as it is honored through...
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.
Through simple questions
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.