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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Created By: Megan Rossman, Casey Middle School