Before the Movie



What are your favorite Halloween traditions? 

What do you hope to learn about Halloween?


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:55: In what ways was Samhain like our Halloween? How was it different? 

Timecode 2:31: Why might so many cultures celebrate the harvest? 

Timecode 3:22: Why was it a smart idea to replace Samhain with other holidays, instead of removing annual celebrations? 


After the Movie


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Halloween. 


What does your community do to keep Halloween safe and healthy? 


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Halloween Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.