Weeping Camel: What Is A Ritual?
Students 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.
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Weeping Camel: How Do Rituals Compare?
Students explore ancient rituals of the Mayans, Mongolians and people of Borneo and compare them with rituals that are performed today. They view and discuss a National Geographic video and two National Geographic articles then create a...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
What is el Dia de los Muertos?
Students explore the Mexican celebration el Dia de los Muertos. In this Mexican celebration lesson, students discuss ways people in the US honor the dead. Students compare and contrast Mexican holidays and American holidays. Students...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
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