Rites of Passage
Students, through video and Internet activities, are exposed to rites of passage in two modern day West African cultures, the Fulani and the Dogon, and how slavery served as a rite of passage for many West African people in the past.
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Rituals and Rites of Passage
Students explore the concept of rites of passage and the rituals that society performs to mark certain moments in life. They read books, discuss the cultural implications of certain rites of passage, design a mural of funeral customs and...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guidebook for the Underworld
There's much more to ancient Egyptian burial practices than mummies and crypts. Viewers explore some of the beliefs that motivated the elaborate rites practiced long ago with a video that includes a description of the creation of and the...
5 mins 6th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Seasonal Round and The Cycle of Life
Seventh graders recognize moments of importance in people's lives and asks them to find meaning in the stages of their own and other's lives. They are taught that all cultures have rites of passage for similar stages in the cycle of life.
7th English Language Arts