A link with Mexico
Exploring religious festivals develops cultural understanding and enables young people to reflect on their own experiences.
A South Cumbria school has a link with a secondary school in Mexico City.
In Religious Education, Year 8 study the Mexican Day of the Dead as part of a unit on Death and Life Journeys. Children and young people complete an assessment where they are asked to evaluate the value this festival has in enabling a community to prepare for death. This both develops a deeper cultural understanding as well as encouraging children and young people to reflect on their own lives.
This case study is taken from: Developing the Global Dimension in the School Curriculum, DfES et al, 2005.
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