Learning with Cemetery Secrets

Cemeteries may seem unlikely fieldtrip destinations, yet they offer intriguing clues about history and local culture and opportunities to conduct primary research and practice documentation skills such as note taking, sketching, and photography.
Pencil, paper, Cemetery Secrets Worksheet, optional sketchpad and camera

Adapted from “Cemetery Secrets,” by Paddy Bowman, 2004 Life Cycle CARTS Newsletter

NOTE: During the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders some cemeteries may be closed, while others may be the quiet place to visit away from crowds. Please follow all posted restrictions. Also, while this activity is about the stories and art found in cemeteries, some children who are anxious about the pandemic may have additional questions about death and dying that we encourage you to engage as appropriate for their age and your family traditions.