1.Choose a ”religious” ritual to observe: Church service, Baptism, Wiccan gathering, Funeral, Quincenara, bar-mitzvah, Luau, etc(excludes any activity that is harmful to self or others or illegal.
2.Do a ”literature search”. Make sure you do a backround check (google,wikipedia, religions.com) on the people and places you plan on obseving. The more information you have previous, the better you are prepared.
1. Introduction- identify and describe the cultural performance: setting, participants, performance
2. Analysis- How does this qualify as ritual? what are the symbols? is there a mythological basis? “who are the specialist”?
3.Conclusion- How would this be considered “religious” and superstition? why?
INTRODUCTION 1 PAGE
BODY 2-3 PAGES
CONCLUSION 1 PAGE