Fairy Tales: A Quick and Unique Guide to Successful Reading
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You will enjoy clear explanations and creative videos while learning to enjoy fairy tales once again.
4.7 (120 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,534 students enrolled
Created by Josh Withrow
Last updated 11/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Read fairy tales with more enjoyability
  • Understand the themes in fairy tales and how these themes connect with modern readers
  • Discuss fairy tales and their themes with more clarity
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Requirements
  • Access to fairy tales (in a book or on a website)
Description

"I learned a lot in this course about looking deeper into fairy tales; looking for symbolic meanings. Josh Withrow presented in a way that kept me engaged and interested in learning. The quality of the lecture was great. I highly recommend this lecture to all beginning writers, as well as established writers looking to add a little fun into their stories." --Willow55

Enjoy a richer experience while reading some of the best stories ever written, and benefit from reading stories that have been around for hundreds and thousands of years! 

If you are a: 

  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Someone who really enjoys fairy tales
  • Someone who wants to know more about fairy tales

Then this class is for you! 

Sometimes I hear people say:

  • "Fairy tales are just for kids"
  • "Fairy tales are simple stories without a lot of meaning"
  • "Fairy tales are just sappy stories made famous by Disney"

Unfortunately, these people are woefully mistaken. 

Regardless of your current opinion about fairy tales, this class will give you a deeper appreciation for some of the world's most popular and endearing stories. 

In this class you will appreciate fairy tales more through:

  • Explanations for 8 Well-known Fairy Tales
  • Engaging Thematic Videos
  • Thematic & Personal Questions to Consider
  • Downloadable Story Text & Audio
  • A New Perspective on Fairy Tales & Storytelling
  • A Veteran Teacher’s Classroom Experience
  • A Teacher Willing to Engage with Students 

Allow my years of classroom teaching and experience to guide you!

You don't need a degree to enjoy the fairy tales -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.

ENROLL NOW...IT'S FREE!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who read fairy tales as children
  • People who still read fairy tales
  • People who enjoy reading fairy tales to others
  • Not suitable for animals
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 29 Lectures Collapse All 29 Lectures 59:35
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About This Class
2 Lectures 01:39
Introduction
01:39

Introduce Yourself
00:00
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The Basics of Fairy Tales
5 Lectures 20:35
Why We Need Fairy Tales
01:27

What is a Fairy Tale
06:24

A Truly Brief History of Fairy Tales
02:36

Fairy Tale Critics and Modern Uses
04:49

The Unlikely Connection Between Fairy Tales and Communication
05:19
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The 8 Fairytales
18 Lectures 33:41
Additional Resources
00:05

Learn What The Magic Mirror (Snow White) is All About
03:11

Watch the Thematic Video for The Magic Mirror (Snow White)
00:57

Learn What Little Red Riding Hood is All About
03:25

Watch the Thematic Video for Little Red Riding Hood
01:29

Learn What Beauty and the Beast is All About
02:18

Watch the Thematic Video for Beauty and the Beast
01:22

Learn What The Ugly Duckling is All About
02:42

Watch the Thematic Video for The Ugly Duckling
01:11

Learn What The Little Glass Slipper (Cinderella) is All About
04:17

Watch the Thematic Video for The Little Glass Slipper (Cinderella)
01:22

Course Bonus: Turn Your Knowledge into Skill
00:28

Learn What Jack and the Bean-stalk is All About
03:25

Watch the Thematic Video for Jack and the Bean-stalk
01:13

Watch the Thematic Video for One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes
01:04

Learn What One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes is All About
02:24

Learn What The Princess and the Pea is All About
01:27

Watch the Thematic Video for The Princess and the Pea
01:20
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The Wrap-up
4 Lectures 03:47
A Review of What We Learned
01:23

Bonus Lecture: Turn Your Knowledge into Skill
00:22

Resources
00:16

Thank You
01:45
About the Instructor
Josh Withrow
4.3 Average rating
425 Reviews
13,186 Students
5 Courses
Creator of The Wise Imagination

I want to help people creatively tell their stories by giving them the tools to engage other people with captivating ideas. My 14 years of classroom teaching and my master's degree in English Literature give me the experience to make my classes both creative and informative. People don't need a degree to enjoy learning -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.