We all have a desire to express our individuality, status, group membership, and beliefs. The differences in our expression of these universal desires make fascinating reading. These highly relevant books provide a frame of reference for young people, many who are struggling with these same issues. The Extreme Customs Series includes five titles:
Body Modification This book explores the history of body modification customs from around the world.
Burials This collection of burial customs will amaze and captivate readers.
Fashion This book details the shocking, funny, and unbelievable fashions that were popular in other times and places.
Food We all have to eat, but what we eat and how we eat makes for the most interesting reading.
Tattoos An outward sign of belonging, belief, or beauty, tattoos have an appeal that crosses time and geography.
Read-along CDs for each title provide word-for-word narrative that helps students read text.
A Reproducible Teacher's Resource Guide covers the entire series and provides the same 6 consistent tasks for each book:
1 Pre-Reading Vocabulary (Group-Vocabulary Dictionary Skills)
2 Pre-Reading Survey (Collaborative Preconceptions, Knowledge of Subject)
3 Strip Story (Cooperative-Comprehension, Organizational Skills)
4 CLOZE Activity (Group or Individual-Vocabulary, Comprehension)
5 Writing (Group or Individual-Writing Skills)
6 Assessment (Individual-Writing Skills)
Complete Set Includes: 5 books & 5 CDS (1 of each title) + Reproducible Resource Guide. Components may be purchased separately.