This is an informational text intended for secondary students about the origin of Halloween. It details the original Celtic celebration of Samhain, identifies the traditions that have been adopted by certain cultures and borrowed by different religions. This article discusses the interesting dynamic between pagan, religious, and secular beliefs that have all helped shape this yearly American experience.
This is only the Quick Read and the reading check questions. It does not include vocabulary supplements or supplemental projects as this is intended for both Social Studies and English Language Arts classes.
If you are interested in the extended Mini-Unit on the Origin of Halloween, please click here.
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