Educator Resources for Mourning

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Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be extremely painful. Fortunately, the process of mourning--in which people share their grief with family and friends--can help make things a little easier. In this movie, Tim and Moby discuss the variety of ways in which people mourn. You’ll find out what a funeral is, and why people commemorate the dead with monuments like gravestones, shrines, and public memorials. You’ll discover the ways that different cultures around the world remember their dead, and also learn about practices like state funerals and public memorials. Finally, you’ll hear how you can make the grieving process a little less difficult, and how you can provide comfort to friends and family members when they’re in mourning. It’s a difficult topic, but an important one too, so click to learn more.