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Halloween: Vids, Downloads, and Spooky Stuff
Category: Misc.
Tags: halloween halloween usa halloween stuff

Visit Listenwise to hear a public radio story on the History of Witches, and what led to the Salem Witch Trials.

Learn about the brain with a look at the neuroscience of zombies.

Check out these read-aloud ghost stories for kids.

Write your own Halloween tale with Scholastic's scary story starters

Use forensic science to help solve four lethal poisoning cases in 1920s New York City.

Read about one roadschooling family's unscheduled stop in the Twilight Zone.

Play some online Halloween games

Practice reading comprehension with some K-12 Halloween articles. 

Knowing Poe: Learn about “Poe the Person” through interactive features that allow you to tour his house, learn about his education, or solve the mystery of his death. Learn more about “Poe the Writer” with activities exploring his techniques. And in the “Poe Library,” along with a list of his works, you’ll find primary source documents, such as letters and original manuscripts; and the many and varying references to his works both here, and around the world.

Study Suspense in Poetry: Speaking of Poe, visit TeachersFirst’s The Raven to learn more about such literary devices as alliteration, assonance, internal rhyme, metaphor and simile, and personification.  Move the mouse over highlighted words to see what devices are being employed. There's also an interactive version of The Highwayman.

Design your own haunted house

Halloween Trivia
Category: Misc.
Tags: history of halloween halloween trivia halloween facts

Free Unit on Spiders and Bats Tags: kids halloween craft halloween crafts for children crafts halloween bat spider

Explore common misconceptions about spiders and bats with your Pre-Ks and 1st graders using this Spiders and Bats 35-page download. Inside, you'll find:

  • facts about spiders and bats
  • ideas for fun art activities (eg. Sparkly Spider Webs, Pom Pom Spiders, Bat Paper Bag Puppets)
  • math, science, dramatic play activities and games
  • songs and poems

For additional units on apples, Thanksgiving, fall and winter curriculum ideas, visit Learning Foundations.

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