Eight Evil Lessons for Halloween
Halloween, with its strong traditions of dookin fir aipples, carving turnips and guising, is an ideal time to use Scots in the classroom. Try some of the following:
Watch the Dookin for aipples video and share stories of Halloween traditions with your class. How many of these are described using Scots?
Research the origins of Halloween here.
Listen to Alan Bissett’s ghost stories, written in modern Scots with a contemporary setting.
Watch the animation of Burns’ ‘Tam O’Shanter’.
Listen to the story of Da wife wi da Bluid Red Hand, a traditional tale from Shetland.
Colour in one of our Halloween pictures - downloadable below.