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October 21, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three Thought-Provoking Halloween Links

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Here are three new additions to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween that offer different “takes” on the holiday:

Esther Cepeda: Is Day of the Dead the new Halloween?

‘Mental patient’ Halloween costumes: a scientific guide to dressing accurately
is a great piece from the Scientific American, and the headline is a clever play on the contents of the article (which is actually a thoughtful discussion of the social stigma of mental illness and how common it really is).

Video: Berkeley elementary school bans ethnically-based Halloween costumes is from a San Francisco TV station (thanks to Rethinking Schools).

November 1, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Very Last Halloween Resource List Of The Year — Some Excellent Ones Here!

Here are a few very good new additions to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween:

The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World is from NPR.

7 charts that explain Halloween is from Vox.

Celebrate this weekend with a spooky ghost playlist is from Vox.

3 fantastic descriptive Halloween writing activities is from Adam Simpson.

Halloween in Numbers is from The Guardian.

Don’t get what’s wrong with blackface? Here’s why it’s so offensive. is from Vox.

Why Australia Hates Halloween is from Vox.

This first video is an excellent one for English Language Learners, and I’m adding it to The Best Movie Scenes For Halloween:

Lights Out – Who’s There Film Challenge (2013) from David F. Sandberg on Vimeo.

October 30, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Few More Halloween Resources

Here are a few more additions to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween:

Festivals of the Dead Around the World is from Smithsonian Magazine.

Mischief Night: New Jersey’s special pre-Halloween holiday celebrating vandalism is from Vox.

Test Yourself | Thousands of Pumpkins Light the Night is from The New York Times Learning Network.

The Purest Halloween Music Ever Written is from The Atlantic.

The Halloween Industrial Complex is from The Pacific Standard.

Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar is from NPR.

October 29, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Final Halloween Resources

Here are some final additions (for this year) to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween:

What Do Halloween Costumes Say? is a lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance.

Don’t get what’s wrong with blackface? Here’s why it’s so offensive. is from Vox.

Witches, Vampires And Pirates: 5 Years Of America’s Most Popular Costumes is from NPR.

Halloween Safety: A Worthwhile Infographic is from The ASIDE blog.

Halloween Spending Trend 2014 - MageWorld

October 27, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Even More Halloween Resources

Here are even more additions to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween:

Halloween in Japan 2014 is a fun photo gallery.

Halloween & sitcoms II is from Informed Teachers.

Your Halloween Soundtrack, From A Candy Frenzy To The Dance Of Death is from NPR.

The Good Listener: Where’s All The Great Halloween Music? is also from NPR.

Russia: Activist calls for Halloween ban is from The BBC.

How to teach … Halloween crafts
is from The Guardian.

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