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Rotten Rome, Blue Barbarians, Beowulf the Brave, and Justinian the Just

Rotten Rome, Blue Barbarians, Beowulf the Brave, and Justinian the Just


Imagine you had a magic carpet and it could take you back hundreds of years. Now, imagine flying beyond the time of knights and ladies, into the time of Rome. If your carpet happens to take you over the Mediterranean Sea, all the land you will see around it has been conquered by the Romans and, if you fly all day, all the land you see will be part of this huge empire—the Roman Empire. If you happen to swoop down and see a piece of land that looks like a boot sticking out into some water, you are probably seeing Italy. And right in the middle of Italy is Rome, the center of the Roman Empire’s government. People are shouting, “Make way for the emperor!” If your magic carpet takes you hundreds of years forward from that time, you will see that the Romans found they couldn’t control all those lands and the people living there. What happened? In this class, you will learn all about the many groups that fought for freedom from Rome, including the Celts who painted their bodies blue and used animal fat to make their hair spiky. You will also learn about ancient Britain and India, where monks wrote out the first books (with lots of pictures!), people told stories about ancient heroes and hairy monsters, and Santa Claus came to be.


  • Minimum recommended age: 6
  • Instructor: Ms Aditi Sigar
  • Mondays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • 4 classes
  • September 13, 20, 27, October 4


Aditi Sigar is a final year student at The IIS University, where she is pursuing two Bachelor's degrees together. One degree is Bachelor of Arts (English literature, Psychology, and Sociology), and the other is Bachelor of Education (Pedagogy of English and Counselling). 


She secured a Merit position in Cambridge University’s Business English exam (prelims and vantage). Aditi is also an IELTS trainer, trained at the British Council. She completed a 220- hour International Diploma in TEFL/TESOL with specialization in Business English Teachers Training (Grade A).


She teaches English (accent reduction and pronunciation coach) to students from all over the world. This way, she got exposure to cultures of several countries, such as Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Peru, South Korea, and the U.A.E among many others. 


She speaks English, Hindi, Shekhawati, Spanish, and Korean! In her free time, she volunteers to educate rural kids of India with an NGO and pens poems and articles for her university magazine.


Teaching style: hands-on activities, worksheets, class discussion, peer partner learning

Student & Parent Reviews:

  • She is SO patient! She answered all the kids' questions and really helped them grasp the concepts. - Elan, parent
  • So sweet and fun. - Rebecca, parent
  • Ms. Aditi is a fun, intelligent, and charming teacher! I love how she includes all her students to participate in classes. Her homework is always interesting and really gets students' brains to dive deep into their thoughts. -Abigail, student