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The History of Halloween - Traditions of the British Isles

Discover the Celtic origins of Halloween, and find out how people in the UK celebrated this festival with mumming, souling, guising and fortune telling.
Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
177 total reviews for this teacher
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Students will have an understanding of the origins and traditions of Hallowe'en in the UK.
I am a qualified teacher in the UK and have been teaching history to students for over 25 years,  I have an Advanced Level qualification in history, and also undertake research as part of my current role.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I use a range of sources including but not limited to:
Trick or Treat - Lisa Morton
History Mystery - the Origins of British Mumming Plays - Peter Whittington
History and Tradition of Halloween in the UK - Historic UK
Mystical Britain and Ireland - Richard Jones


Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
Lives in the United Kingdom
Qualified teacher (teaching and tutoring individuals, small groups and whole classes face-to-face and online) with lots of experience. patience, positivity and happiness.
177 total reviews
109 completed classes

About Me

Hello everyone!
My name is Helena, and I live in the UK.  It is my pleasure to share with my learners some of the best/worst/quirky bits of Britain through my own nerdiness for history and baking.  Enthusiasm, positivity, patience, joy, respect... 
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