The True History of Elizabeth Bathory: The Blood Countess
She's been called The Blood Countess and the first female serial killer, but what is the truth? This feminist take on European history will question the horror story as learners use evidence to draw their own conclusions.
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Elizabeth Bathory is known as The Blood Countess of Transylvania. She's found over and over again on Halloween history and scary true story lists. But are the tales true? Did she really kill young women and bathe in their blood? Is she truly Bram Stoker's inspiration for the tale of Dracula? We'll never know for sure, but we can make guesses based on the historical evidence. In this course, learners will participate in an interactive lesson through Nearpod. We'll explore Elizabeth's...
Learners will be able to describe the life of Elizabeth Bathory Learners will be able to come to conclusions based on evidence Learners will be able to write a clear and concise claim sentence
I have a degree in English Education from Brigham Young University, where I took many history classes as part of my training. I have many years of experience teaching in the classroom and online and love sharing my passion for history with learners.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Elizabeth Bathory was accused of torturing and murdering young women in her care and bathing in their blood. This will come up as we discuss her story. The violence will not be glorified or dwelt on, but please ensure your learner is ready for this discussion.
"The Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory" by the Noble Blood podcast
Qualified English and Language Arts Teacher, History and Baking Enthusiast
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
79 total reviews
82 completed classes
Hello! My name is Mary Probst and I am so excited to be teaching on the Outschool platform. I studied English Education at Brigham Young University. I graduated in 2015 after taking courses in a wide variety of literature, literary analysis,...