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Halloween Webquest

What gets buried along with a mummy? What do vampire bats eat for dinner? And whose brain is behind Frankenstein? Search for these and other frightful facts and discover the history of Halloween traditions in this web hunt.

 1. Mummies - The ancient Egyptians developed a method of preserving bodies so they would remain lifelike even after death. Today we call this process mummification.  Visit the British Museum and x-ray a mummy.  http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/explore/main.html

^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, Write about two items you find

 

2. Vampire Bats - There are more than 1,000 kinds of bats. How many of those are vampire bats, the kind that drink blood? Make a guess, then find the answer in our Bat Libraryhttp://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/bats/libraryarticle.asp?ItemID=231&SubjectID=110&categoryID=3&SubjectName=Animals

^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, What kind of blood do these bats usually dine on?

^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, What's another bat fact that surprised you?
 

3. The Frankenstein Monster - Long before this monster landed a starring role on the movie screen, he originally came to life through another art form. Read about it at the National Library of Medicinehttps://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/frankenstein/index.html

^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, Was Frankenstein originally brought to life in a painting, a book, or a play?

^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, Who is the original creator of the Frankenstein monster and how old was she when she introduced  this classic monster to the world?
 

4. Halloween History - Bonfires, treats to eat, and dressing up in costumes all play a major part in the history of Halloween. To find the original thinking behind these traditions, watch 4 videos on the History Channel. http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween/videos

^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, List 4 facts you learned from any Halloween video

5  Go to the following web site
https://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/halloween

  1.  Click on "Adults in Halloween Costumes" and look at the pictures !

            ^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, describe IN DETAIL the costume you think is the most unusual.
B.   Then click on “What to Watch on Halloween"

     ^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, list 5 shows you would be interested in watching for Halloween.

^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, list the most interesting fact you learned about Halloween.

6.  Go to the following web site
http://pumpkingutter.com  

  1.  Explore and enjoy the pictures of amazing carved pumpkins

    ^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, describe your favorite.

7. Go to the following web sitehttp://www.halloween.com/

  1.  Find and click on “Halloween Jokes” in the first paragraph. 

     ^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, write the WORST joke on the list 

8. Go to the following web sitehttp://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/?dir/3231.html  

  1. Click on “Halloween” under TRENDING TOPICS.    Take a couple of the Halloween Trivia Quizzes. 

    ^]^On your NOTEBOOK PAPER, record  the name of the Quiz, and your score. 

 

HOPE YOU HAD FUN!!  TURN YOUR PAPER IN BEFORE YOU LEAVE.

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