Includes 4 short passages describing the coming of age rituals from 4 different cultures around the world. Text is appropriate for 6-9th grade.
Project: Students must come up with their own coming of age ritual. Includes all factors students need for their ritual to be considered a coming of age ritual (in the form of a graphic organizer).
Rubric is aligned to common core state standards and grades are given on a 1-4 scale of unsatisfactory, partially proficient, proficient, and advanced.
My students completed both the reading, ritual prep, creation of props and presentations in 3 class periods. Groups of 4 of 5 are recommended.