Winter Solstice: Traditions and Craft
In this one time class, students will learn about different Winter Solstice celebrations from throughout history, and complete a Winter Solstice themed craft.
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Have you ever decorated a wreath for the holiday season? Or perhaps you've noticed stores start to sell items with scents of evergreen or cinnamon? In this class, students will learn about the Winter Solstice, and how different ancient civilizations celebrated the season. Students will learn how some ancient traditions have transformed over time, and are still seen in different aspects of the holiday season in modern times. Students will be making their own Holiday "Ice" Lantern to...
Students will learn about the Winter Solstice, and how ancient civilizations celebrated.
I have an IDS BA in Modern Languages and Communication, Digital Media, and Communication. As a part of my college studies, I have taken courses in history. I have tutored students in history, as well as other subjects. I also have taught a variety of English courses, and have experience crafting.
- Mason Jar (lid optional) - Battery Powered Tea Light (if you prefer to use a tea light that requires actual fire, I ask that you do not light up your lantern until after class with guardian supervision) - Epsom salt - Mod Podge (if you are using the spray kind, I recommend completing your craft in a well-ventilated area) - Foam Brush (if you are using non-spray Mod Podge) - Twine Rope (enough to wrap around the top of your mason jar) - Any other natural elements you would like to add. Traditional choices would be things such as cinnamon sticks, pinecones, cranberries/red berries of some sort, small twigs, pine greenery, and dried orange slices. You don't have to use these specific ones, but please bring something as we will be decorating the top of our lanterns with these things. - A paper plate. - Holiday-themed stickers or labels (if they want to add an accent part to their lantern, this is completely optional) This is a messy craft. I highly recommend students do this craft in an area where it is ok to make a mess (such as outside) or with a towel or sheet underneath them.
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50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students will need to be able to use a hot glue gun independently for this class. This class will involve mentions of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Scandinavian mythology. We will also be discussing how these ancient celebrations evolved into Yule Festivals, and how some aspects of these ancient festivals can be seen in modern Christmas celebrations (from a secular perspective).
Brooke WExperienced Teacher with TEFL Certification
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Hello! My name is Brooke, and I'm so excited to meet you here on Outschool. I am passionate about my subjects and love helping students discover new and exciting things through my teaching. My classes are student-centered, and I focus on making...