Rites of Passage

This Rites of Passage unit also includes:

Prom, Quiceanera, Rumspringa. After reading a series of texts various cultural traditions that mark the transition into adulthood, class members debate the question, “In the 21st century, should certain rites of passage continue to be practiced?” Individuals then use evidence from the texts to support their position in an argumentative essay. Designed as the culminating activity in a unit study of identity, the packet includes an overview of the entire unit, links to all articles, a mock trial lesson plan template, an essay rubric, and annotated sample essays.

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