Bet You Didn't Know: History of Halloween
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This clip discusses the ancient origins of Halloween and explains how it developed to its contemporary form.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. Halloween has its origins in what Celtic festival? How was it observed?
  2. How did the Church change the Celtic holiday?
  3. How did trick-or-treating change over time?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands that holidays are celebrations of special events. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands that holidays are celebrations of special events. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    compare the observance of holidays and celebrations, past and present.
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the effects of immigration, migration, and limited resources on the economic development and...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the challenges, opportunities, and contributions of people from various American Indian and...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of religious holidays and observances such as Christmas, Easter, Ramadan, t...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify selected racial, ethnic, and religious groups that settled in the United States and explain...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes and effects of migration and immigration on American society. The...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    examine changes in U.S. institutions and society resulting from industrialization, urbanization, and...

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