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CERCA Now: History of Halloween

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CERCA Now Halloween 1

ELEMENTARY

Halloween

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CERCA Now Halloween 2

MIDDLE

When People Carved Turnips Instead of Pumpkins for Halloween

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CERCA Now Halloween 3

HIGH SCHOOL

Tricking and treating has a history

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ELEMENTARY

What are the historical origins of Halloween?

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MIDDLE

How has Halloween evolved over time?

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HIGH SCHOOL

How did Halloween originate from Samhain?

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Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

GRADE LEVELS 3-12

Mummification, pyramid building, and long books devoted to navigating life after death – ancient Egyptians placed great importance on death and the afterlife. Why did it hold particular significance and meaning for ancient Egyptians? In this Pear Deck-powered CERCA Slides set, challenge your students to defend how ancient Egyptians’ beliefs about an afterlife affected their everyday lives and burial practices.

 
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