Google’s Frightgeist is an interactive site that lets you track the most popular Halloween costumes nationally in the United States, as well as locally.
It’s a perfect tool for combining Geography with learning about Halloween. Coincidentally, we’ve just begun learning about the United States in my ELL Geography class. Students are making reports on individual states this week, so I’ll be asking them to use Frightgeist to identify the most popular costumes in those regions, too. It will be a fun addition to the report, as well as a nice introduction to Halloween for some of them.