“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.”
– The Three Witches, Shakespeare’s Macbeth
In Pioneer’s ongoing series of blogs here, on curricular resources for parents, families, and teachers during COVID-19, this one focuses on:
Introducing K-12 students to the history behind Halloween.
“[H]e that runs races with goblin troopers is likely to have rough riding of it,” advises Washington Irving’s haunted classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow.” The Northeast is home to among world’s great ghost stories, and aside from the creepy costumes, candy, and pumpkins, does our K-12 education system provide students much background knowledge or deeper understanding about why we even celebrate Halloween? We’re offering a variety of resources to help guide parents, teachers, and schoolchildren, including: