This is a PowerPoint presentation about the history of Halloween.
It talks about the Celts and how they created Samhain, why people began wearing costumes on Halloween, Christian influence on the holiday,where trick or treating came from, how halloween came to America, origins of the Jack of Lantern, and why the pumpkin became the symbol of Halloween. This PowerPoint was created for students between 5th grade to 10th grade. Lots of animations to keep the students interested. Videos are also included with hyperlinks to enhance learning along with add some fun to the lesson.
I have taught this lesson for 2 years and the students LOVE it. I typically hear that this lesson is their favorite of the year. I also have a prediction sheet to go along with this lesson if you are interested please let me know.