Halloween compare contrast

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Halloween compare contrast

  1. 1. Halloween Compare and Contrast with the Information on Dia de los Muertos for Grade 8
  2. 2. Task • First, explore the WebQuest on Dia de los Muertos and answer the 15 questions on the worksheet. Take note as you read. • Next, read through the following websites on the history of Halloween. Take notes as you read. • Lastly, write a compare/contrast essay comparing and contrasting the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos with the United States holiday of Halloween.
  3. 3. Your Paper Should… • Have an introductory paragraph. • Describe fully the holiday of Días de los Muertos. • Describe fully how Halloween came to be the way it is now. • Describe how Días de los Muertos and Halloween are different. • Describe how Días de los Muertos and Halloween are the same. • Have a conclusion paragraph.
  4. 4. The Story of Halloween http://www.holidays.net/halloween/story.htm
  5. 5. The History of Halloween http://www.theholidayspot.com/halloween/history.htm
  6. 6. The Real Origins of Halloween http://www.neopagan.net/Halloween-Origins.html
  7. 7. America’s Story of Halloween http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/modern/jb_modern_hallowen_1.html
  8. 8. Rubric • The rubric for grading follows this presentation.

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