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Lesson Plan Title : Halloween Then and Now

Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School)

Overview and Purpose: Students investigate what Halloween was like in the early to mid 1900's and compare it to what it is like now.

Objective: The student will be able to

*research what Halloween was like for children in the early to mid 1900's.

*write a report comparing their findings with how Halloween is today.


Internet access for each student

Teacher created interview sheet


Have the students research what Halloween was like for children in the early to mid 1900's. Encourage them to interview family members about what Halloween was like during their childhoods. The students can then write a report detailing the differences between Halloween then and now. Have them present their reports to the class.

Sample questions:

1. What kinds of costumes were popular?

2. What kind of candy did you get?

3. Who did you trick or treat with?

4. Did you do anything on mischief night?

Wrap Up:

Encourage students to include vintage costumes and old pictures or videos in their presentations.

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