Hello colleagues, No doubt, some teachers are looking to make connections to the Halloween holiday next week. Here are a couple of links to some interesting lesson plans and resources.
Harvard assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Steven Schlozman talks "about his start in teaching, his recent book “The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse” and how to use zombies to teach science." There is a Zombie in My Classroom site includes lots of links to additional relevant resources.
Amanda Christy Brown's Lesson in the New York Times Learning Network targets standards at 6-8 and 9-12 -- The Horror! The Horror! "In this lesson, students identify the conventions of the horror genre and analyze films and texts to uncover these conventions in action."
3 and 1/2-minute YouTube Video The History of Halloween from History.com
1 and 1/2-minute YouTube Video Salem Witch Trials from History.com
If you have other Halloween resources to recommend, please let us know. Have fun with your Halloween lesson!
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, Teaching & Learning CoP
The Center for Disease Control has some information about Zombie Preparedness that could be useful. There is also a zombie graphic novel with the theme of being prepared for disasters.
Wow! This graphic novel looks pretty fascinating. Thanks for linking us to the CDC resources, Di!