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Four Spooktacular Halloween Resources

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Halloween is Friday! In the spirit of the season, bring the various element of Halloween into your classroom with videos from PBS LearningMedia. From a local middleschooler’s efforts to scare for a good cause to an exploration of scary sounds, take your students on a spooktacular journey this week with science and English resources.

It’s Halloween Night | Video | 1-4
How can your students have a healthy Halloween night? The vegetables from the PBS KIDS web series “Fizzy’s Lunch Lab” sing a song about how to do just that, with tips like brushing your teeth often and eating just one piece of candy a day.

Haunted House for Good | Video | Grades 3-8
Sam DuBois, is a lanky 13-year old, who founded the Albany Haunt, an elaborate haunted house sprawling across the front yard and down the driveway at his parents’ home in Albany, California. DuBois is donating the money he raises to his local foodbank. Youth Radio takes you on a video tour through his homemade haunted house… complete with animatronic ghouls. Students watch the video, make note of the creepy details, and write their own horror story!

Why Do Things Sound Scary? | Video | Grades 6-13+
Why are sounds scary? They’re just vibrations. Blame your brain. Join Joe Hanson, host of It’s Okay To Be Smart, and enter a dimension of sound, science, and fear.

Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare | Videos and Lesson | Grades 8-12
These segments from the PBS series Shakespeare Uncovered focus in particular on the witches from Macbeth, the relationship between the spirit and human worlds in Elizabethan England and how it’s reflected in Shakespeare’s work, how Prospero uses magic in The Tempest, a discussion on the study and practice of magic in the 17th century, and much more.


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