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Childhood in Ancient History: A Flex Class

In this 6 week class, learners will explore childhood at different points in ancient history, discovering different toys, how people learnt and family life.
Dr Anne Holdorph
382 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Sep 7

Sep 7 - Oct 19 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time
2 learners enrolled
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will:
Explore different time periods and geographical locations from the ancient world
Discover toys from different time periods
Discover how children learnt and what school would have been like.
Develop their prediction skills by engaging with primary sources.
I have a PhD in history and a Primary School Teaching Degree. I have taught history to all ages, from 3 years old up to the University level. My PhD focuses on the history of childhood and I have attended (and presented at) a number of conferences and events focusing on the international history of children, as well as been a member of the Children's History Society.
These classes are asynchronous so learners will need to find time each week to complete the sessions. Each week there are 2 activities that can be completed outside of class time.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
As we are discussing the ancient world, some level of inequality will be discussed, particularly in regards to education (typically only rich boys attended school). We will also be looking at different foods that were eaten in these time periods, which does include mention of eating meat.
In addition, there will be mention of slavery (although this is not a main focus) within the week on Ancient Rome. Please ensure that you and your learner are comfortable with these discussions.
Sources used in the creation of this class:

British Museum 
Harappa Museum
DK History
British Library
Royal Ontario Museum
National Geographic
English Heritage

Scholars consulted:
Nisha Yadav
Gwen Robins Schug
Ilene Springer
Douglas J Brewer
Emily Teeter
Anne Kinney
Marie Brosius
Pierre Bryant


Dr Anne Holdorph
Lives in the United Kingdom
Qualified School Teacher with expertise in history and literature.
382 total reviews
449 completed classes

About Me


My name is Anne and I live in the UK.

I am so excited to be here on Outschool and share some of the things I am passionate about with you all. I am looking forward to teaching history classes, as well as some classes in reading and... 
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