Learners research and write short reports on religious or cultural rituals and create displays to illustrate their findings.
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Comparative Religions Research Assignment
While the focus of this project is on comparing world religions, the guidelines of the resource could easily be utilized for a number of projects involving group work, presentation, and research. Groups must construct a PowerPoint...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Advanced Art – Cultural Place-setting Still life
Upper graders view a series of films that depict rituals or celebrations as they occur in different cultural settings. They conduct a cultural investigation about one culture, brainstorm and research objects that have cultural or...
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook
View this presentation to take a look into the life and death of Captain James Cook. The video also includes an overview of imperialism, colonization of Australia and New Zealand, and the ritual structure of early Hawaiian culture.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Culture and Food and Ritual, Oh My!
Here is a fantastic lesson that integrates the culture, food, and rituals of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The class discusses what they know about the holidays typically associated with each of the three religions, then they analyze...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Weeping Camel: Common Characteristics of Rituals
High schoolers identify characteristics of traditional and modern rituals found in different cultures. Through reading articles and watching videos of several rituals, students identify some of their characteristics.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Looking at Ritual and Ceremony
Students explore Edward Curtis' photos of a Native American ritual and practice documenting their own religious rituals. In this photography analysis lesson, students analyze an Native American ritual in Curtis' photo. Students discuss...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
How to Make a Mummy
Were the ancient Egyptians successful in evading decomposition during the mummification process? What happens to the human body after death? This fascinating video combines a study of biology and the mummification process of some ancient...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable