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 Halloween video from the Moving Image Archive, courtesy of National Libray of Scotland: Dookin for aipples video. Share stories of Halloween traditions with your class. How many of these traditions can be described using Scots?
Listen and watch Wanderin Willie’s tale and use the related Primary or Secondary teaching resources from the Wee Windaes website. There's also a comic book version of Wanderin Willie's tale on the Scots in Schools site.
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’.
Colour in one of our Halloween pictures - downloadable below.