Shakespeare & Dickens Celebrate Christmas in Great Britain
Christmas in Great Britain, like many other countries, is full of feasting, gathering, and giving. We have William Shakespeare & Charles Dickens to thank for penning tales of so many of these festive activities we enjoy today. With 40 days of Advent and 12 days (some times more) of Christmas, celebrations in medieval England were the highlight of the cold, winter months.
During Victorian times, Dickens gave us a glimpse into the heart of a community and the soul of one man to teach the importance of giving and gathering during the holiday season. Dickens’ book, A Christmas Carol, forever changed the way many celebrate Christmas in Great Britain and around the world.
Would your family enjoy a Medieval or Victorian Christmas?
You might be surprised at how exciting it can be to learn about how other cultures and time periods celebrate the Christmas holiday season. If you were transported back in time do you think that you would recognize an English medieval winter feast as Christmas based on your family’s 21st-century knowledge of medieval England? Some would most certainly say “Yes!”.
Spotting a Victorian Christmas might be easier, but it would certainly have an excitement all its own.
Get your FREE Sample Lessons of Shakespeare & Dickens Celebrate Christmas in Great Britain at the end of this post.
Enjoy exploring Great Britain and learning about Christmas in Shakespeare’s time or Dickens’ Victorian Christmas festivities with two online courses that provide history, culture, recipes, games and loads of learning fun! Enjoy a cozy family afternoon or evening playing games, listening to stories or watching movies. Studying how people in Great Britain celebrated in Medieval & Victorian times, cooking and eating traditional Christmas treats will all make the learning exciting and memorable.. The whole family will be having so much fun they won’t even know they are really ‘doing school’.
Grab your FREE sample lesson of Christmas in Shakespeare’s Medieval England or Christmas in Dickens’ Victorian England and see what it’s all about.
Each full course includes video lessons, a workbook, and super fun recipes and crafts there were common to each historical time period. In the Medieval Christmas course, you’ll learn about other holidays of the Christmas season along with yummy recipes that are fit for a king. In the Victorian Christmas course, you will be inspired to decorate and make crafts in proper Victorian tradition. There will be videos, a workbook, and everything else needed to have fun learning about the Victorian era in Great Britain.
A Medieval Christmas with Shakespeare
The Christmas in Shakespeare’s Medieval England is a 6-module online course containing over 25 lessons. Your middle & high school students will enjoy independent learning about Shakespeare alongside learning about Christmas in medieval, Elizabethan England. Younger students can enjoy it too but may need more assistance in completing some of the lessons.
Students will explore Shakespeare’s Christmas play – Twelfth Night as well as life in medieval and Elizabethan England. Everything needed to learn about and create Medieval Christmas music, food, and fun is included.
A Victorian Christmas with Charles Dickens
This 7-module online course contains over 30 lessons and activities. Your middle & high school students will enjoy learning about Charles Dickens, one of his most famous literary works alongside learning about Christmas in Victorian England. Students will explore Dickens’ Christmas stories, including A Christmas Carol. Everything needed to learn about and create Victorian Christmas decorations, crafts, gifts, games, and festive cooking is included.
Start enjoying the holiday season now with FREE Sample Lessons of Christmas in Great Britain with Shakespeare & Dickens.
Shannan is a wife, mum, and saved by grace child of The King. Her home base is in Scotland, where she homeschools her two kids (ages 12 & 15) and learns on location throughout Europe as much as possible. She is a classical/Charlotte Mason style home educator living out her God-breathed dream of raising her family in Europe. She’s passionate about many things, especially helping others learn on location using the world as their classroom. She encourages you to pursue your God-breathed dream, no matter what it is! You can join her at Captivating Compass for homeschool and family travel inspiration.