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The History of the Traditions of Christmas and New Year in the British Isles

Class
Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(191)
Discover the Celtic, Viking and Roman origins of the different winter festivals that come together in Christmas and New Year, and find out how people in the UK celebrated Yuletide, Hogmanay, the Winter Solstice, and more.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Students will have an understanding of the origins and traditions of a range of winter festivals from the UK that come together in the modern Christmas festivals.
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.
Homework Offered
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.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
A fact file sheet will be sent in advance so that learners can record what they have learnt.  This can be completed in class or after class.  It is, of course, optional.
My sources include but are not limited to:
The Old Magic of Christmas - Linda Raetlisch
Pagan Christmas - Christian Ratsch
The Winter Solstice - Ancient Traditions of Christmas - John Matthews
Celtic Mythology - Philip Freeman

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(191)
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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... 
Group Class

$14

per class
Meets once
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(8)
Completed by 37 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 9-14
3-6 learners per class

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