My Identity- Where does it come from?

In this lesson students are given the opportunity to involve their families by discussing their family histories with relatives and compare and contrast them to their lives today. The lesson also uses primary sources to hear experiences of several high school students discovering their own identities. At the end of the lesson students will be able to answer the following questions: How do I want to be identified? Where does my family come from? How does my education, family, home, health differ from my parents? Aunts/Uncles? Grandparents? How does the music, art, celebrations, occupations of today differ from that of my older relatives (parents, aunts/uncles, grandparents)?

How do you identify yourself? How do others identify you? How does one create their identify?

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La Raza: Who Am I? Where Am I From? Exploring Latino History in Colorado and Boulder County with English Language Learner Students

In this lesson students will study the following inquiry questions, Who are you? What made you? Research and present three topics of interest from your/the past using La Raza videos and make connections with Boulder County Latino History. Beginning of the school year unit to get to know long term English Language Learner [ELL] students and have them get to know themselves.

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Connecting to the Concept of Identity in Literature and Local Latino Lives

In this lesson students make personal connections to the concept of identity and the potential effects of external forces on identity, prior to transferring their analysis skills to interpreting the concept of identity as seen in literature. (The latter is not described in this lesson plans). Students will examine some of the various ways people identify themselves and the influences upon their identities, culminating in a personal reflective essay.

Created By: Vanessa Dimiziani-Cascio, New Vista High School

 

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Connecting to the Concept of Identity in Literature and Local Latino Lives

In this lesson students make personal connections to the concept of identity and the potential effects of external forces on identity, prior to transferring their analysis skills to interpreting the concept of identity as seen in literature. (The latter is not described in this lesson plans). Students will examine some of the various ways people identify […]

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