Social Studies

Holidays With a Historian: The 12 Days of Christmas

In this one-time class, students will learn all about the twelve days of Christmas! We'll discuss the historical celebration of Christmas to Twelfth Night/Three King's Day. At the end of class, we'll discuss the song as well!
183 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 16 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.

45 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

How Outschool Works

There are no open spots for this class.

You can request another time or scroll down to find more classes like this.


Class Experience

For eight years I researched and presented a historical American Christmas tour for a nationally acclaimed museum. I also conducted lectures and classes on holiday topics for local historical societies and private groups. 
Please see my bio for a full list of experience/education.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parental Guidance >>Santa>> If your student still believes in Santa, this may not be the right class for you. If the concept of Santa comes up, I will move the class back to the topic as gently as possible. I cannot promise another student won't say they don't believe. When students ask me if I believe in Santa, I always say "I believe in the joy and magic of the holiday season". 

Parental Guidance >>Religion>> 
We may discuss the Christian or Pagan origins of some traditions, the discussion will be about the history and customs (not faith or religion). We may also discuss the "marketing" origin of some traditions, which may be different than their religious or faith origins.  In this class, we will discuss the historic celebration around Christmas and Twelfth Night. We will also discuss the hidden meaning of the song, which has to do with the persecution of Catholics.  I assure you I will not present historical information unless I have a reputable source. (All sources are listed in my after-class notes.)

Parental Guidance >>Age Requirments>> If your learner does not meet the age requirements (9+), they will not be allowed to stay in class. I’ve taught for many years; I feel very confident in my age requirements based on the level of maturity needed for conceptual understanding and discussion. 


Genevieve Joyner
Lives in the United States
Professional on-line teacher and home-schooling mom!
183 total reviews
144 completed classes

About Me

PLEASE use the auto-scheduling tool for any class you're interested in. 
BUT, I'm moving and I won't be teaching again until Sept 2022. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

My Teaching Tallents:
I'm great at making boring literature fun and... 
© 2022 Outschool, Inc.