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Life in Shakespearean England: A History Class

Dr Anne Holdorph
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(418)
In this ongoing class, learners will explore the world of Shakespeare.

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 5
I have a PhD in history and am a qualified teacher in the UK. I have taught History to all ages from age 3 up to undergraduate level.
As this is a history class, there will be times that we mention death. Particularly in the week looking at the royalty. There will also be mention of inequality between classes, particularly when looking at food, houses, clothing and women.

The week that we look at superstition and belief, we will be looking at ghosts, fairies and astrology This will be presented in a way that does not diminish a young person's beliefs. 

The week looking at witches will include mention of capital punishment, however, this will be brief and not the focus of the class. Questions and discussion will be age appropriate.

When looking at Crime and Punishment, we will discuss medieval punishments, including capital punishment. Discussion will be age appropriate.

In the week focussing on exploration, we will be discussing the beginnings of colonialism and modern racism. This will be presented in an age appropriate way and will include multiple perspectives.
Selected Primary Sources:
Works of Shakespeare
Various Wills and Inventories from the 1630s and 1640s, including the Will of William Stares, Elizabeth Beard, William Green and William Knight.
Documents relating to the Parish of Rowner
Drawings by George Vertue

Selected Secondary Sources and Historians:
BBC History
Simon Callow
Ian DeJong
Andrew Dickson
Marholm Gaskill
Maria Hayward
Liza Picard
Eric Rasmussen

Museums consulted:
Shakespeare's Birthplace (Stratford on Avon)
Globe Theatre
Little Woodham, seventeenth Century Village
Weald and Download Living History Museum
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(418)

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... 
Group Class


1x per week
25 min

Completed by 30 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-11
1-9 learners per class

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