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Historical turnip lantern for Halloween
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Children in Halloween costumes illustrating the elementary school assignment "The History of Halloween Costumes"
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A colorful Mexican calavera illustrates the Actively Learn middle school DBQ: Celebrating the Dead Around the World
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A turnip lantern artifact from Ireland and a Celtic cross, illustrating the middle school history text "The Celtic History of Halloween"
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A vampire, illustrating the middle school and high school assignment "The History of Vampires"
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