Halloween History Videos & Activities
Watch these videos to learn about the origins of Halloween traditions.
Understanding the History of Halloween: Trick-or-Treat Alternatives
Appropriate Grades: K–3
In this video, students learn about modern alternatives to trick-or-treating and consider the future of Halloween traditions.
Source: Expert Village on youtube.com
Length: 1 minutes 48 seconds
Bet You Didn't Know: Halloween
Appropriate Grades: 4–8
Share the story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween. In this history video, students will learn about the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, All Souls' Day practices, and modern Halloween traditions.
Source: History Channel on youtube.com
Length: 2 minutes 26 seconds
Appropriate Grades: 9-12
Halloween is a cultural holiday rich in tradition. This video is packed with Halloween history. Watch it to learn about Samhain, the influence of the church, and how Halloween traditions came to America.
Source: National Geographic on youtube.com
Length: 3 minutes 12 seconds
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