Objective: Chapter 1: Rituals--To explore rituals and how they calm and create structure in our lives, as Mr. McTeague does during his Sunday ritual.
1) Divide the class in to groups of three our four and have each group come up with three or four (per student) weekend rituals that the students enjoy to relax and calm themselves. Have the students write a page description of the ritual detailing why and how the ritual is relaxing and calming in their lives.
2) Have the students break up into groups of 3 or 4 and analyze further why Mr. McTeague has the rituals that he does. What other rituals exist within the book? Who uses the rituals and why?
3) Sunday is an important day for many religions. Have students write an essay comparing and contrasting Mr. McTeague's ritual one of the following religions: Christianity, Catholicism, Buddhism, Judaism.
4) Homework: Have the students write down...
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