Fun topics keep students engaged in learning, and what better way to pull students in than framing a lesson around Halloween?
From vampires and ghost ships to bats and pumpkin facts, it’s easy to craft lessons for students in all grades. Elementary school students can learn about famous ghost stories and share their own spooky stories, and older students can learn about some of the real-life historical events and rumors behind some of today’s most loved scary tales.
If you’re new to TED-Ed Lessons, you’ve just stumbled onto a great resource. Educators can build lessons around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk, or YouTube video through Ted-Ed. Once you locate the video you wish to use, use the TED-Ed Lessons editor to add questions, discussion prompts, and additional resources.
1. Why is being scared so fun? At this very moment, people are lining up somewhere to scare themselves, be it with a thrill-ride or a horror movie. In fact, in October of 2015 alone, about 28 million people visited a haunted house in the U.S. But you might wonder: What could possibly be fun about being scared? Margee Kerr examines the biology and psychology behind what makes fear so fun.