Objective: Every society has some form of ceremony to celebrate a rite of passage, from birthdays, bar mitzvahs, graduations, and even gang initiations. Rites of passage are sacred and full of meaning. The objective of this lesson is to learn about different rites, their significance, and whether that significance still holds today.
1) Think about a rite of passage that you've accomplished. When was it; how old were you; what did you do, and how did you feel?
2) At home, research the meaning behind that rite of passage, whether it's a religious rite, graduating from kindergarten, or getting hired for a job. Everything has an entry point, find out what it is.
3) Be ready to discuss your rite of passage in class and take notes on the discussion.
4) What are the pros and cons about rites of passage? does the process work? did it work in the past...
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