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Holiday: Halloween

These sites are about the history of America’s Halloween celebration. Learn about the origins and customs of these holidays and compare their similarities. Read scary stories from America’s past. Included is an eThemes resource of Halloween crafts and games and an eThemes resource about Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration

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The ice cream guys have many links to: Online Games, eCards, Flavor Graveyard, Creepy Crafts, Halloween History & Links, Coloring Book, Print n' Play, and Scream Saver. NOTE: The site includes ads. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
Read the Story of Halloween, Los Dias de los Muertos, The Pumpkin Patch, The Witches' Caldron, and more. Audio clips provide scary music and there is a concert of Halloween music. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook. NOTE: The site has ads.
Read about the history and customs of Halloween. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
This site includes the folklore of Halloween. Click on the "Halloween" link on the left.
Read scary stories by Poe. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
This site has links to a thematic unit on Halloween for early elementary students.
Watch a video in which Tim and Moby explain Halloween. There is also a quiz, timeline, and activities. NOTE: This site is available by subscription only.
This page has Halloween traditions and party recipes. Explore the links on the right to see pumpkin recipes, read about the origins of Halloween, play games, or read some spooky Halloween ghost stories.
This site has Halloween facts, jokes, and graphics that you can use.
Why are bats scary? This site explains all about bats and why we shouldn't be afraid of them.
This article has lots of information about the history of Halloween. Explore the links to read more Halloween tricks and treats, Halloween traditions, statistics, learn the truth about Dracula and the number 13. NOTE: This site has ads and a pop-up.
This site has lots of fun facts about Halloween, including history, ghost stories, video clips, and spooky biographies. NOTE: The Boo-ography site has a discussion board. NOTE: Teachers will want to preview the video clips from Haunted History before use in the classroom.
This site has information about this holiday that was the origin of Halloween, a traditional recipe, and decorations.
These sites have a variety of crafts, games, and activities relating to Halloween. Includes educational sites with a Halloween theme that have students complete word problems, write poetry, and test reading comprehension. Other sites have games and craft activities that are just for fun.
These websites are about Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration, a holiday to honor loved ones who have died. Here you can find many craft and activity ideas, informative articles, pictures, and videos about the Day of the Dead. Included are two eThemes resources about Mexico.

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