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The 10 spookiest sites on the Web

Halloween’s fast approaching. For some ‘trick or treat’ fun, check out ‘click or treat’ guide for websites your class can use to learn about and enjoy this spooky holiday.
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This excellent site from the History Channel investigates the haunted history of All Hallow’s Eve. There are video clips, stories from around the world, superstitions, trivia, and even a game, Hidden Spirits.
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Explore the literature, customs, and history of Halloween, with Teacher Vision’s wide range of resources, including costume patterns, printable Halloween masks, and activities.
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The way Halloween is celebrated varies around the world. Jack O’Lanterns looks at traditions in different countries.
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5 Minute English gives a brief history of Holloween, followed by a quiz.
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Kiddyhouse has a good collection of stories, activities, graphics and lesson plans on Halloween.
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Haunted House is a great game from the British Council. The challenge is to find all the items in the house, one in each room.
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This Halloween Card Creator from Oddcast allows you to make and send an e-card. Select your monster, accessorise, add a recorded message, and email to a friend.
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This BBC site offers recipes and games to use with Halloween, as well links to other information on the holiday. Also check out Freaky Food for some fun treats.
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Carve your own virtual Jack O’Lantern pumpkin, then send it to a friend or post the link on a website or blog. Very simple to access and use, and produces some great-looking results.
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Ghost Motel is a series of ‘choose your own adventure’ online video games where players role-play a ghost.
Ways to stay safe this Halloween:
  1. Always travel in groups on Halloween. Never travel alone, try to stick to reasonable sized groups and stay with the crowd.
  2. It’s a good idea to take a responsible adult with you if you decide to go ‘trick or treating’ but if not then always tell a parent or guardian where you will be and when you will be back.
  3. Make a route around familiar well-lit areas only and stick to it.
  4. Take a mobile phone and some change for a pay phone in case of emergency.
  5. Try to stick to busy areas or main roads.
  6. Never enter a stranger’s house to ‘trick or treat’. Stay on the doorstep.
  7. Take care when crossing roads. Beware of costumes that are all black and if in doubt wear some reflective patches or carry lit pumpkins or torches.
  8. Make sure your costumes are not too long and there is nothing you will trip over.
  9. Masks may obscure your visibility, be careful when crossing roads and be aware of where you are.
  10. Be careful what you get yourself into if ‘tricking’. Tricks can go wrong, people can be aggressive and destructive tricks will land you in a lot of trouble. Be sensible.

Source: BBC

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK THE APPROPRIATENESS OF ANY ONLINE RESOURCES BEFORE USING THEM IN CLASS.

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