Celebration is the observance of a holiday, a religious ceremony, important stages in life or any occasion which warrants reverence or remembrance. This ever evolving timeline of anticipated events often reflects traditional acts. Materials and objects often act as key components, both helping to guide the events or rituals and guiding individuals to prepare and plan for future celebrations.
Rationale for Teaching
Although we may celebrate many of the same events as those living in our community, state, country, or even planet, it would be difficult to find a group who celebrated in the same way. Celebration is as much about the actual event as it is about diversity. Old and new traditions alike have slowly evolved celebrations into a more personal or small and intimate activity. Through exploring celebrations, learners have the opportunity to share their unique personal experiences, but to gather new perspectives through the diversity of their peers, communities, and environments.
- Establishes the rites and rituals of culture and community
- Often accompanied by certain materials or objects
- Creates timeline for a series of events and pushes forward to the next event
- What rites and rituals do different cultures or communities celebrate?
- How are certain materials/objects important to celebrations?
- Why do human beings need to establish a timeline for important events?