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<ul><li>Origin of Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>From the ancient Celtic holiday Samhain. </li></ul><ul><li>Celts thought the...
Later… <ul><li>Catholics introduced All Saints Day to blend pagan and Christian tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>They honored ...
Halloween in America <ul><li>Irish immigrants brought Halloween traditions over in the 1800’s. </li></ul><ul><li>By the 19...
<ul><li>Your Job </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the articles we read and the video write an informational article on Halloween...
Peer Editing Techniques Remember!!! <ul><li>1st draft: get your ideas on paper </li></ul><ul><li>Have two people read your...
<ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.history.com/topics/halloween </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.trueghosttales.co...
Content Standards 4 th  grade Writing: 2.3  Write information reports: Frame a central question about an issue or situatio...
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  1. 1. http://www.history.com/videos/haunted-history-of-halloween
  2. 2. <ul><li>Origin of Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>From the ancient Celtic holiday Samhain. </li></ul><ul><li>Celts thought the dead could come back and roam the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>They would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off spirits. </li></ul>What is similar in our celebration of Halloween?
  3. 3. Later… <ul><li>Catholics introduced All Saints Day to blend pagan and Christian tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>They honored saints instead of celebrating the festival of the dead on November 1. </li></ul><ul><li>October 31 became know as All Hallows’ Eve (hallow means saint) </li></ul>What other cultures celebrate the dead?
  4. 4. Halloween in America <ul><li>Irish immigrants brought Halloween traditions over in the 1800’s. </li></ul><ul><li>By the 1900’s people started dressing up and some children began going door to door for treats. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1920 Anoka, Minnesota held the first Halloween celebration to prevent nasty pranks during trick-or-treating. </li></ul>How did the holiday begin to change when Halloween came to America?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Your Job </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the articles we read and the video write an informational article on Halloween. </li></ul><ul><li>Format: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction 3-5 sentences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information 3-5 sentences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information 3-5 sentences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your own observations on how Halloween has changed over the years and how you celebrate it, or don’t. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Peer Editing Techniques Remember!!! <ul><li>1st draft: get your ideas on paper </li></ul><ul><li>Have two people read your article and help with spelling and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Final draft: rewrite with corrections on the computer </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.history.com/topics/halloween </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.trueghosttales.com/history-halloween.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.deliriumsrealm.com/delirium/articleview.asp?Post=410 </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information on elementary report writing </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.instructorweb.com/lesson/alphabetbook.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plan on history of Halloween. Can be altered for more advanced grades </li></ul><ul><li>http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/halloween.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. Content Standards 4 th grade Writing: 2.3 Write information reports: Frame a central question about an issue or situation. Include facts and details for focus. Draw from more than one source of information (e.g., speakers, books, newspapers, other media sources). Evaluation and Revision This presentation is one source of information regarding the Origin of Halloween. Combined with books and class discussion, students will write an informational article regarding the perception of Halloween today in preparation for report writing.
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