Wednesday, October 28, 2009

20 Ideas for Academic Halloween Costumes

Shmoop, a great publisher of online study guides, recently posted a list of twenty history and literature themed Halloween costumes. On the list you will find ideas like "pretend to hitchhike as Christopher Columbus with a sign that says India or bust." Shmoop also offers suggestions like "put on a collared shirt, a tie, a long coat, and a red hunting hat. Carry a record under your arm and collect candy as Holden Caulfield." See the full list here.

Applications for Education
Shmoop's list of Halloween costume ideas provide some possibilities for turning Halloween into an educational experience in middle school or possibly high school classrooms.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
National Geographic Halloween Quizzes and Games
Larry Ferlazzo's list of Halloween resources
Shmoop Grows Again