Halloween evolved from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, which marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the darker and shorter winter days. So how did Halloween evolve into a day of children dressing in costume and trick-or-treating for candy? Find out the answer and more about the about the history of Halloween in this archive from History.com. There are plenty of facts, articles and videos for middle school teachers to choose from to incorporate into upcoming lesson plans.
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