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History Herald: Holiday Series~ Ancient Origins & Traditions of Valentines Day

Extra! Extra! Learn All About It! In this one time course, students will explore the history of Valentines Day, learning its ancients origins and its progression to become one of the biggest love-filled holidays around the world.
Courtney Murray, M. Ed, M. Hist. World US History
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Students will improve their understanding of history, ancient civilizations, and the development of the holiday of  Valentine's Day and its traditions that have developed overtime. Students will also work on their communication and critical thinking skills. 
For the past decade, I have been encouraging students through education and personal development to explore the challenges of the past. Through my own personal education and professional development, I create a safe environment for students to learn about challenging topics of the past. My undergraduate is in history, focusing on United States and European integration of world cultures. My first master's degree is in education with a focus on English/Language Arts and global history while teaching middle and high school. My second master's degree is in history with a focus on world empires and cultures and United States/Europe during the premodern era and modern era. I am currently pursuing my PhD in history focusing on immigration and relations with indigenous peoples. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This is a historical class that traces ancient events and traditions which includes animal slaughter, rituals, and the imprisonment and execution of people. Please be advised that some students may find this content a bit discontenting. 
These sources will be used to create the course content:
America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories by Bruce David Forbes

Element Encyclopedia of the Celts

History of Britain and Ireland: The Definitive Visual Guide The Definitive Visual Guide

The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present: A Narrative History From the Romans to the Present - A Narrative History

Roman Religion: A Sourcebook (Focus Classical Sources)

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome


Courtney Murray, M. Ed, M. Hist. World US History
Lives in the United States
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422 total reviews
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I am so excited to join you on this education adventure! I absolutely love teaching and learning and believe it can be exciting for every student! I am a certified classroom educator with a master's degree in education and a second master's... 
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