History of Halloween: Engaging Presentation & Trivia Game


Explore fascinating history of Halloween with this engaging presentation and trivia game, perfect for middle school teachers, captivating students with origins, customs, and festivities – suitable for any class setting.

View Preview


Also included in:

Fall and Winter Festivals Bundle
Fall & Winter Festivals $11.99 (Save $3)

Seeking an enthralling and in-depth approach to teaching your middle school students about Halloween’s history? Discover our spooktacular educational resource on the history of Halloween, designed to captivate the minds of young learners. Explore Halloween’s ancient roots, from the Celtic celebration of Samhain to the Roman Empire’s lasting impact on today’s festivities.

Our expertly crafted curriculum combines stimulating activities and provocative discussions, sparking your students’ curiosity and enhancing their comprehension of this beloved holiday. Our resource investigates witches, trick-or-treating, jack-o’-lanterns, and more, tracing Halloween’s journey to the shores of the United States.

Students will uncover the origins of Halloween, the reasons behind costumes and pumpkin carving, and the evolution of these rituals over time. Seize this unparalleled opportunity to animate your classroom with the rich history of Halloween—don’t let this chance pass you by!

History of Halloween
Slides that teach the history of Halloween


But the fun doesn’t stop there! We’ve also included an exciting and interactive trivia game, designed to reinforce the lessons your students learn in the first half of the presentation. The game is challenging and engaging, with questions that cover a wide range of topics related to Halloween. Correct answers allow students to move forward, while incorrect answers send them back to try again. This game can be played as a full class, or you can share the Google Slides version of the activity with students and let them play in groups or individually.

Halloween Trivia
Engaging trivia questions that tests students’ knowledge


And the best part? Our presentation is not just for history class! Whether you’re a social studies teacher, English teacher, art teacher, or drama teacher, you can easily incorporate the presentation and trivia game into your curriculum. Our versatile teaching resource is ideal for students in grades 7-9 and can be adapted for younger or older students.

If you’re looking for an entertaining and informative way to teach your students about the history of Halloween, our comprehensive teaching resource is just what you need. Order now and discover the rich cultural heritage behind this beloved holiday with your students!


  1. PowerPoint file (includes presentation and trivia)
  2. Link to Google Slides version


Our comprehensive teaching resource comes in two versions: PowerPoint and Google Slides. When using either version, it’s important to view the resource in “slide show” view to fully immerse your students in the presentation and for the trivia to work properly.

To get started, begin by teaching your students about the fascinating history of Halloween using the first part of our presentation. Engage your students by asking them questions and expanding on each slide, encouraging them to participate and ask questions of their own. This interactive approach is sure to keep your students fully engaged and immersed in the rich cultural history of the holiday.

Once you’ve completed the history lesson, it’s time for the exciting and interactive trivia game! This fun game is designed to reinforce the lessons learned from the first part of the presentation, and can be played individually or in teams. You can even keep score on a classroom board, adding a fun competitive element to the learning experience.



Visit the Lessons in Humanities blog and learn about the History of Halloween by reading “Halloween: A Brief History for the Curious Middle School Mind

History of Halloween blog


For more information on the history of Halloween plus a library of primary sources that can supplement this resource, visit the Library of Congress.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@lessonsinhumanities.com

Additional information

Grade Level

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Resource Types

PowerPoints, Google Slides


History of Everything, Festivals


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.