Rites of Passage Worksheet


Name ___________________________________________ Date __________________


Use this worksheet to research personal, family, community, state, national, and international rites of passage and other celebrations. Not every category applies to every ritual or event. Add categories that interest you.


Rite of Passage __________________________________________________________


Place ___________________________________________________________________


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Who participates? _________________________________________________________


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Preparations _____________________________________________________________


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Religious, non-religious, or both? If religious, what faith? _________________________


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Activities________________________________________________________________


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Ending__________________________________________________________________


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Special foods_____________________________________________________________


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Special clothing or regalia__________________________________________________


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Special objects or artifacts__________________________________________________


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Types of music___________________________________________________________


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Customs________________________________________________________________


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Beliefs__________________________________________________________________


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History__________________________________________________________________


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Oral narratives____________________________________________________________


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Other___________________________________________________________________


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