Social Studies

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses- Women Healers in History

Students 12-16 will meet once for an interactive lesson about the historical witch.
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55 minutes

per class

Meets once

12-16

year olds

3-10

learners per class

per learner

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Fri Jun 3

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Description

Class Experience

Students with have a basic understanding of the history of the witch archetype, the witch trials, the witch as the healer, and the evolution via western medicine to midwives, and nurses.
The witch trials of early European and American history constitute a formative event in our civil society’s evolution. They expressed a theocratic mindset supported by civil power over life and death. The significance of this information serves as an object lesson in governance and the world today. 
As a person who has been researching this topic for over twenty years, I use a wide range of verified sources and different types of sources. I make a point to select my resources deliberately and with the age group and verified data in mind. I have made a practice of collecting, recording, and verifying years of data on the subject of the witch trials, ancient traditions and teachings, and ancient history and cultural beliefs. 
I can make connections between various sources of data, processing it into understandable and relatable information. The information taught in my classes is verifiable and based on actual historical records. 
This class will get the students thinking and generating new questions to ask about our collective pasts. Without knowledge of our past, we undoubtedly place ourselves on a path to repeat those mistakes. I feel confident that I can teach your student objective and unbiased history based on pure historical fact. I have a master's degree in Healthcare Administration, and I am well versed in research and finding definitive information with a minor in cultural anthropology. Thank you

Resources:
The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America, (Levack, B.P., ( 2013)).
The Witch-hunt in Early Modern Europe, (Levack, B.P.,  (2006)).
Writing Witch-Hunt Histories: Challenging the Paradigm, (Nenonen, M., Toivo, R.M., ( 2013)).
Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 4; The Period of the Witch Trials, (Ankarloo, B., Clark, S., E., Monter, W., (2002)).
Witch Hunts in Europe and America: An Encyclopedia, (Burns, W.E.,( 2003)).
https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/history-of-witches
https://www.history.com/topics/colonial-america/salem-witch-trials
https://salemwitchmuseum.com/
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Paper and writing utensil for note taking.
N/A
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Images of witch trails- these are all drawings that were done at the time of the trails. Only used for reference and historical purposes. We will be discussing the roles of midwifery and nurses in contrast to the role of the historical witch.
Resources:
The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America, (Levack, B.P., ( 2013)).
The Witch-hunt in Early Modern Europe, (Levack, B.P.,  (2006)).
Writing Witch-Hunt Histories: Challenging the Paradigm, (Nenonen, M., Toivo, R.M., ( 2013)).
Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 4; The Period of the Witch Trials, (Ankarloo, B., Clark, S., E., Monter, W., (2002)).
Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Woman Healers, (Ehrenreich, B., English, D., (Classical rendition- (republished 2010). 
Witch Hunts in Europe and America: An Encyclopedia, (Burns, W.E.,( 2003)).
https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/history-of-witches
https://www.history.com/topics/colonial-america/salem-witch-trials
https://salemwitchmuseum.com/

Teacher

Phyllis Southards, MHA, TESOL
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Lives in the United States
Educator, Artist, History Enthusiast, and Space Nerd
180 total reviews
132 completed classes

About Me

Hello, 
My name is Phyllis, Welcome to my profile. I'm a retired nurse and hold a master's degree in healthcare administration by personal profession. 
Over the last four years, I have cultivated and developed strong online teaching skills, that... 
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