Looking for a way to integrate Halloween into your classroom this year? This holiday handout tells the history of Halloween from its Celtic, Pagan, and early Christian beginnings up through its mainstream popularity in the United States today.
It includes the historic background to many popular Halloween traditions, including jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating, costumes, and more. Following the 1 page reading, students answer a set of CCSS-aligned comprehension and opinion questions before creating their own traditional Halloween postcard based off several examples shown on the handout. An answer key is even included for your convenience.
Thanks for looking and Happy Halloween!!
For more great holiday teaching resources, see this complete bundled set of Holiday History Common Core Readings!
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