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Once Upon a Real Time: The Peculiar History Behind Famous Fairy Tales

In this weekly class students will learn the true and peculiar history of some of our most treasured fairy tales and fables. Learn about the ancient origin of Cinderella, the crime of Robin Hood, and the real life of Beauty and the Beast.
Teacher Zoey
22 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I have a Masters degree in History, and an Undergraduate degree in History and English. I have researched and taught these subjects in the final year of my undergraduate degrees and the two years of my Master degree. My Master's degree is interdisciplinary, covering both History, and Women and Gender Studies. 

I worked for two years, 2017-2019, as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Lethbridge. In this position I worked with undergraduate students from first year to fourth teaching one-on-one and have given lectures in university level classes.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Many of these fairy tales have strange or peculiar histories. This class will discuss topics such as the true origin and history surrounding each fairy tale including war in Mulan’s tale, crime and fighting in Robin Hood, and physical deformities in Beauty and the Beast. This may be sensitive in nature, but it will not include graphic or disturbing details or discussion. The class discussion will be age appropriate. 


Teacher Zoey Historian M.A.
22 total reviews
23 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Zoey Lorne and I love to learn and teach. My favourite courses to teach are anything History, mythology, reading, or writing. I love stories, whether they are historical or fiction. 

I love to talk about these passions and bring... 
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