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In this class, we will discuss the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween coming to America, costumes, the tradition of trick-or-treating, and the fears of poisoned candy. We will also talk about Halloween being so violent that cities considered banning the holiday, superstitions, the history of witches, love matchmaking, and how Halloween is celebrated around the world. This is a PowerPoint presentation/lecture, and questions may be asked and will be addressed throughout the...
Define Samhain and how it shaped Halloween Describe how Halloween started in America Describe the origins of trick-or-treating and the different versions Compare and contrast costumes from history and today Describe the fear around poisoned candy and how it’s safer today Describe how cities considered banning Halloween Describe superstitions and their origins Describe the negative connotations of witches in history and how it’s changed today Describe rituals performed in hopes of matchmaking on Halloween Describe how Halloween is celebrated around the world
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“Halloween Around The World.” History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/halloween-around-the-world. “Halloween Costumes Through The Decades.” History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/news/halloween-costume-trends-photos. "Halloween: Origins, Meaning & Traditions." History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween#section_3. “Halloween Was Once So Dangerous That Some Cities Considered Banning It.” History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/news/halloween-was-once-so-dangerous-that-some-cities-considered-banning-it. “How Americans Became Convinced Their Halloween Candy Was Poisoned.” History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/news/how-americans-became-convinced-their-halloween-candy-was-poisoned. "How Jack O'Lanterns Originated in Irish Myth." History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/news/history-of-the-jack-o-lantern-irish-origins. "Samhain - Traditions, Halloween, Wicca." History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/samhain. "The History of Trick-or-Treating." History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/news/halloween-trick-or-treating-origins. “The Haunted History of Halloween Candy.” History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/news/the-haunted-history-of-halloween-candy. “Why Do Witches Ride Brooms? The History Behind the Legend.” History. Accessed October 2, 2021. https://www.history.com/news/why-witches-fly-on-brooms. “Witches: Real Origins, Hunts & Trials.” History. Accessed October 1, 2021. https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/history-of-witches.
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, minors in History and Music
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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Hello! Welcome to Outschool! My name is Ms. Ashley I currently teach Anthropology classes, but I'm planning on adding multiple different classes! I graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in...