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Introduction

There are many holidays and celebrations in the United States.
Holidays and celebrations are special days for fun and remembering the past.
In this Web Quest you will learn about Halloween in the United States as well as all over the world.

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Task
How do we celebrate Halloween in the United States? Use this Web Quest to find interesting and important things about Halloween. Then compare and contrast Halloween in the United States to other countries around the world.  Use the Halloween Answer Sheet to record your answers.

 


Process

Task #1 PUMPKINS

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Use these links to learn more about Pumpkins and to answer the following questions.

         Pumpkin Facts

         Carving a Pumpkin

         Jack-O-Lantern History

1.    Where is the "pumpkin capital" of the world?

2.The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed __________ pounds.

3.Which month is when most of the pumpkin supply in the United States available?

4.Are pumpkins very easy to carve?  Why?

5. Who brought the Jack-O-Lantern to America?

6. What is a Jack-O-Lantern?

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Task #2 TRICK OR TREAT

Use these links to learn more about "Trick or Treating" and to answer the flowing questions. 

Trick or Treating History

Trick or Treat Facts 

        More Facts

7. How did "Trick or Treating" begin?

8. Why do people wear costumes on Halloween?

9.      Who brought Halloween to America?

 

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Task #3  HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD

Use the links to learn more about Halloween in many countries and to answer these questions.

         Halloween Around the World

         Canada

         France

         Halloween in Other Countries

10.          In Mexico, Latin America, and Spain, All-Soulís Day takes place on what day?    .

11.          In Canada, is Halloween celebrated similar to the way we celebrate in the United States?                                                                                                               .

12.          In France, do they celebrate Halloween and All Saintís Day?

13. Pick your favorite country and write 3 facts about their Halloween customs.

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Task #4 ONLINE GAMES AND FUN

         Halloween Riddles  

         Ghost Walk  

         Other Games

         Have Some Halloween Fun

 

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Conclusion
When you have finished this Web Quest you will have learned more information about Halloween in the United States and all around the world.

Task #5  FINAL COMPARISION

       Compare and contrast Halloween in your favorite country to the way Halloween is celebrated in the United States.