History of Halloween
Short YouTube videos (Japanese and English version) with accompanying cloze, word scramble, and word find.
Submitted by mikanmudcake
October 19, 2020
Estimated time: 50 minute lesson
I have used this activity for JHS for the last three years and it is always well received.
You can adapt it by not showing the Japanese version of the video which means they have to listen carefully in English in order to complete the cloze.
- Play "simpleshow explains the history of Halloween" [Link](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWJ2wQ8l8C4&t=144s&fbclid=IwAR2CfwUie7a8g2O4kTiv88MfTJmn77AdVB6xxrbhxfY0AJZ1q4UovXj8G8E) in English and ask the students to listen carefully. If their English ability is good, you can start the worksheet.
- Play "ハロウィン - 仮装のお祭りじゃない？ 本当の歴史" [Link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEeqK8PFi2I&t=88s&fbclid=IwAR2HeTNs7ZxJOG22EO9ilaxrF-nJUPnSNMQ9JOr1V8PkPdWe3Kv5em00ApY) so students can confirm the information they heard from the English version.
- Hand out the worksheet and students can complete the cloze in small groups or individually. Check the answers as a class.
- Continue on with the word scramble and word find.
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