Where Do Superstitions Come From?

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With a little luck, viewers can enjoy a short video that examines superstitions, their origins, and even some benefits. Knock on wood.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson; ask class members to view the video, complete the comprehension check, and research some of the links out of class before returning for discussion
  • Have individuals question family and friends about a superstition and then check it out in The Skeptic's Dictionary
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sensitive to the fact that many superstitions are based on religious traditions; ensure that a protocol is in place for a safe, respectful discussion of the topic

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and a discussion question

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