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History of Halloween

Allison Demchenko
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(61)
A look at the ancient origins of Halloween and how it became one of America's most favorite holidays.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Students will acquire and demonstrate skills in critical analysis of primary and secondary historical sources. Objectives: Interpret information, and other forms of evidence, in their historical context. Differentiate between historical fact and Mythical fiction. 
Having graduated with a degree in art history, I have been trained to look at and research works of art (from all eras) in order to see, find and contribute to the historical narrative of a piece of artwork or artifact. Being of Celtic ancestry I developed an extreme interest is the ancient Celts and devoted a passion to the study of their culture. I am a 10th generational American and have experienced Halloween in this nation first hand, as well as, hearing eye witness testimony from my parents and grandparents on their experiences of Halloween. 
Homework Offered
The students will be given a Traditional Soul Cake recipe and will be encouraged to complete this activity with a family member at home.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Upon request, the parent may receive a certificate of completion.
Grades Offered
A recipe for soul cakes will be provided. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Children under 10 years of age may find the course's information to be a bit spooky. 
This is primarily a lecture-style course full of wonderful and fun historical information. Parents are encouraged to reach out to me prior to class if their child needs more simulation to stay on task. I will be asking the students specific questions in order to encourage them in a discussion, I do ask that their videos stay on. If your child is shy, please let me know ahead of time and we will find the appropriate accommodations.
All source materials will be posted to the classroom prior to the start of class.  
Primary Resource: 
The British Museum - https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/search?material_culture=Celtic 
Celtic Exhibition;  https://www.britishmuseum.org/blog/who-were-celts 

Secondary Resource: Sir Barrington Windsor Cunliffe, CBE, FBA, FSA (born 10 December 1939), known as Barry Cunliffe, is a British archaeologist and academic. He was Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford from 1972 to 2007. Since 2007, he has been an emeritus professor. Cunliffe is an expert on the ancient Celtic culture and societies, his book The Ancient Celts is widely used to teach about the Celts. 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(61)
As an educator, I focus my students' attention on history, philosophy and the arts.  I do believe it is as the writer and philosopher George Santayana said; "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

I hold a BFA in Art... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
60 min

Completed by 193 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
3-9 learners per class

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