Monday, 2 November 2015

Here is a worksheet that we completed during the Festival of Halloween..Try it if you dare!!! From Middle 3

Web Worksheet:  History of Halloween

STUDENT(S) NAME: ___________________________     Class:  ____________                  SCORE: _________

Web Site:       The History of Halloween (The History Channel)

SECTION 1: Holiday Origins: Ancient Origins
 1.  Halloween began with the Celtic festival of ____________________________.
2.  The Celtics celebrated their new year on  ___________________________________.
3.  On the night of October 31, the Celt's believed the ___________________ of the ___________________ returned to earth.
4.  During the Celtic celebrations the Celts wore costumes that were made up of animal ________________ and __________________.
5.  What two Roman festivals were combined with the Celtic festival of Samhain.
 ________________ and the Roman  goddess __________________.
6.  The three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were combined and called

SECTION 2: Halloween Comes to America
7.  In early New England, Halloween celebrations were very limited because of rigid _________________________ beliefs.
8.  During the second half of the nineteenth century, Americans would dress up in costumes and go "trick‑or‑treating" asking for ______________________ or ______________________.

SECTION 3:  Today’s Traditions
9.  During the American tradition of All Souls' Day, poor people would beg for food and were given ___________________________ in return for the promise to pray for a family's dead relatives.
10.  On Halloween, people who went outside would dress in costumes to avoid being recognized by _______________.

SECTION 4: Around the World: El Dia de los Muertos
11.  In Mexico, Latin America and Spain, All Souls' Day takes place on ______________________ at the end of a three day celebration that begins on ___________________________.
12.  Who is the celebration designed to honour?  ____________________________.
13.  Why were candles and incense burned?

SECTION 5: Around the World: Guy Fawkes Day
14.  In England (and some parts of Newfoundland) bonfires are lit on the evening of ____________________.
15.  The English stopped celebrating Halloween because of Martin Luther's _____________________________.
16.  What does Guy Fawkes Day festivities commemorate?
17.  The first bonfires were called ______________________________.
18.  What would children do in some parts of England during Guy Fawkes Day?

SECTION 6: Around the World: Where It All Began
19.  In what country did Halloween begin? _________________________________.
20.  A game where an apple on a string is tied to a doorframe or tree and people try to take a bite out of it is called ________________________________________.
21.  A traditional food during Halloween is called ______________________________.
22.  When a child knocks on a door and runs away it is called a ___________________________.

SECTION 7: The Jack O' Lantern
23.  The practice of making jack o' lanterns started with the Irish myth about a person called _______________.
24.  In Ireland and Scotland they first made their own jack o' lanterns by carving scarey faces into ______________________ or ______________________.
25.  In England they used large ______________ to carve jack o' lanterns.

Don’t forget to explore the other sections in the web site to learn more about Halloween.

Happy Halloween!

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