This is an adapted version of the Nacirema. It is MUCH easier to read than the original and kids really get into it. We read it as a class and then talk about how crazy this society is. After, I tell them it's about Americans. Nacirema is American backwards. And then we talk about how you can make anything seem crazy if you don't understand why someone is doing something. This sets up my modern history course. We study lots of cultures that do "crazy" things but to them they seem normal.