Students 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
Culture and Food and Ritual, Oh My!
Here is a fantastic lesson plan 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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
Death and Burial Rituals: Roman Traditions vs. Your Traditions
How do Roman death and burial traditions compare to modern-day traditions? Examine the differences in a graphic organizer, which prompts learners to consider burial locations and ceremonies, as well as a section for reflection at the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History