ERIC Number: ED402223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Rattling Chains and Dreadful Noises: Customs and Arts of Halloween. Third Edition.
Bell, Michael E.
The U.S. celebration of Halloween has worldwide connections. Although Halloween originated in the pre-Christian European celebration of summer's end, many of the customs associated with the event derive from both pagan and Christian beliefs and practices throughout the world. This document gives a historic overview of Halloween customs and traditions. Suggestions are given for interdisciplinary classroom activities and discussions appropriate to middle school students. Contains 14 references. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Heritage Commission, Providence.