As a class, discuss the following themes and concepts from The Halloween Tree to help familiarize yourselves with them. Try and focus the discussion on the meaning of each theme/concept. When the discussion is complete, match the theme/concept with its definition.
A. Any joyous diversion or the public performance of a solemn ceremony.
B. The event or dying or departure from life.
C. Brave conduct; courageous action.
D. The acceptance of people from different backgrounds as well as their values and practices.
E. The attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization.
F. The beliefs, customs arts of a particular society, group, place or time.
G. A relationship between friends.
H. Unwavering devotion to a friend or cause.
I. The willingness or readiness to receive impressions or ideas.
J. The experience of living; the course of human events and activities.