Task 1: HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS
You will have to surf on the internet in order to find the answers to the following questions:
- Why do we celebrate Hallowen?
- How did Halloween originate?
- When is Halloween celebrated?
- Why do people wear costumes on Halloween?
- How did pumpkins become assoiated with Halloween?
- What is a Jack O’Lantern?
- When did people start to have parties?
- How did ’trick or treating’ begin?
- How can you keep yourself safe when trick or treating?
- True or false? “The largest pumpkin pie ever made was more than five feet in diameter
and weighed more than 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds
of sugar, and 12 dozen eggs, and it took six hours to bake.”
Task 2: HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD
Use the links to learn more about Halloween in different countries and to answer these
- In Mexico, Latin America, and Spain, All-Soul’s Day takes place on what day?
- How is Halloween celebrated in France?
- Is Halloween in the USA celebrated in a similar way to how we celebrate it in Spain?
- Do they celebrate Halloween and All Saint’s Day in China?
- Pick your favourite country and write three facts about their Halloween customs.
Task 3: HAVE FUN AT HALLOWEEN
You will enjoy playing online games related to Halloween while learning about its origins.
To save you time, use the following selected websites to help you search for the answers.
•Trick or Treating: ‐ http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/trick_or_treating.htm
•History of the Jack O’Lantern: http://www.hellokids.com/c_9040/reading-online/stories-for-children/halloween-stories/jack-o-lantern-origins•Trick or Treat?: ‐ http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/trick-or-treat.html
•Halloween in England: ‐ http://projectbritain.com/Halloween.HTML
•Halloween Around the World: ‐ http://www.history.com/topics/halloween-around-the‐world
•Pumpkin Nook: ‐ http://pumpkinnook.com/giants/pumpkinpierecord.htm
•Halloween in Other Countries: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/halloweenglobal.php
•Halloween Stories for Kids:•Halloween from Around the World: ‐ http://www.jackolanterns.net/chinesehalloween.htm
•Kinderinfo: ‐ http://www.kinderinfo.com/why-do-we-dress-up-for-halloween/
•Halloween Party Games for kids:
•Origins of Halloween: ‐ http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/origins_of_halloween.htm
•Halloween Games: ‐ http://www.thekidzpage.com/halloween_games/index.HTML
•Wikipedia: ‐ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween•Meddybemps Ghost Walk: ‐ http://www.meddybemps.com/halloween/ghostwalk.
Halloween Jokes: ‐ http://holidays.kaboose.com/halloween-games-jokes.HTML
Alba Melian suggested this website: http://www.
(From OXFORD EDUCATION_ Going Bilingual)