Objective: Initiation In the first chapter of the book, the authors discuss the age-old ritual process of a young man's initiation into manhood. This lesson will discuss the symbolic nature of these rituals and the claim of their necessity to a young man's path to full development.
1) Data Collection - Ask the class to list the examples given in the book of "rites of passage" rituals (modern and ancient).
2) Class Discussion - What is it that these rites of passage are meant to instill on a young man? What is the attitude surrounding them? Based on the nature of the ancient rituals, what claim is this making of the nature of men? Do you see these as being true? Why do the author's believe this is a vital step in the path to manhood?
3) Independent Writing - Why do you believe this is necessary to a fully-fledged...
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