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Halloween History Part 1: Global Fall Festivals, Myths, Stories & History
In this class, students will learn the history about myths and festivals that inspired the modern traditions of Halloween.
US Grade 3 - 6
In this class, we will study festivals and legends behind the Halloween traditions we know and celebrate today. Students will learn the origins of our modern holiday and how it was inspired by ancient stories and folk tales. We will discuss how old festivals have influenced our modern holiday. We will talk about the history of festivals including: 🐈⬛ Samhain in Ireland and Scotland 🔥 Calan Gaeaf in Wales 💀 Día de Muertos in Mexico This is a stand-alone class and no previous knowledge or work...
Students will come away from this class with an understanding of how these stories from around the world have shaped our modern traditions.
I have taught social studies and history as a tutor, substitute teacher, and homeschool teacher, and therefore have experience in covering sensitive topics that involve death and religion in a manner appropriate for children. Per Outschool policy, no religion will be discussed outside of its effect on global cultural traditions.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Since many of the traditions of Halloween are derived from religious practices and beliefs, we will discuss how belief systems can help shape culture. This will include some Christianity (i.e. Día de Muertos) and ancient pagan beliefs (i.e. Samhain). Many Halloween traditions are also based around the concept of death and an afterlife. Parents and students should be aware that we will discuss cultural depictions surrounding death the concept of an afterlife, which includes "ghosts" and "spirits".
Meet the teacher
Hi parents and learners! My name is Alexandra and I love stories of all kinds. I offer classes that survey stories from all over the world, including mythology, folklore, fairy tales, legends, literature, and true history. My classes teach...
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1-10 learners per class