1 Week "Celebrating My Identity" Unit

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1 Week "Celebrating My Identity" Unit

As each student researches his/her own ethnic heritage in this “Celebrating My Identity” Health unit, students learn to appreciate and celebrate their own individual uniqueness!!

The lessons were created to promote the spirit of positive self-esteem and the celebration of diversity!

This resource includes FREE 5 lessons on "Embracing Diversity!" These lessons, which are based on Beverly Daniel Tatum's' article "The Complexity of Identity: 'Who Am I ?'" are the perfect introduction to the "Celebrating My Uniqueness Poster Project in this unit!"

Each lesson lists the State, National and Common Core Standards met.


This unit was taken from my “High School Health Curriculum,” the #1 best-selling Health curriculum on the whole TeachersPayTeachers website!


Here is what sets this curriculum apart from others:

Will this program be easy to teach? Yes! It’s not just a unit outline. 71 pages of highly organized step-by-step teacher directions follow 79 PowerPoint slides, and the directions tell you exactly to say and do!!

Will the program meet standards? Yes, this program meets 5 Common Core Standards, 19 National Health Standard indicators, and 2 of my Washington State Health Standards. The curriculum also meets 2 of the New York Department of Education Commencement Health Standards, so it’s very likely to meet YOUR state’s Health Education standards as well!

Is this program researched-based? Yes, in this curriculum you will find health goals and behavioral outcomes that are research-based and theory-driven.

Should I buy this program or one created by a curriculum company? Why buy lessons designed by people who've possibly never taught in a classroom when you can get lessons from a teacher with a National Board Certification in Health and 19 years of experience teaching 9th grade Health? This curriculum is fun, interactive, an has engaging lessons, and it's amazingly more affordable than ones created by publishing companies!

What if I need to change a lesson? No problem! Documents and PowerPoints are editable and docs are included in both Word and PDF formats.

Will my students like this program? Students love this program, and students who like what they’re learning are more likely to choose to actually use what they learned outside the classroom.


Here is what is included in the “Celebrating My Identity” Unit:

Pre-Unit "Embracing Diversity" Materials:

-“I Am....” Exercise: Students have 60 seconds to use words to describe themselves

- Beverly D. Tatum’s “The Complexity of Identity: “Who Am I?” article divided into daily teachable sections

-“8 Dimensions of Social Identity” Worksheet and Key

-Harvard Bias Test

-Venn Diagrams (We’re more alike than different!)

-Empathy Lesson

-"Empathy Homework Assignment"

-Empathy Video Link: “Under the Surface”

-Labels, Stereotypes, Prejudisms, Discrimination Discussion

-“The Truth About Hate” Video Link

-True stories of prejudism, racial profiling, and racism

-Video Link: “I am Not Black, You are not White"

-True stories that one person CAN make a difference

-Bryan Stevenson’s Video: ” From Slavery to Mass Incarceration”

-Racial Profiling Video Link

-Video Link: Bryan Stevenson’s “Ted Talk”

-Optional Article: "The House That Racism Built"

-Ben & Jerry’s Ice-Cream/Black Lives Matter Art Project!

-“Positive Message Ice-cream Container Art”

Unit Activities:

-The definition of “race”

-Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” video and reflection

-The definition of “ethnicity”

-The history of racial diversity in America

-“Index of Countries and Cultures” Internet research sites for ancestor’s heritage

-Countries of the World Flags

-"CELEBRATING MY UNIQUENESS" POSTER PROJECT: Students will use 3 online websites; their ancestor’s country flags, traditions, and cultural heritage; motivating quotes; definitions; and their own racial heritage; appearance; and personality characteristics to create a poster reflecting their own unique traits!

-Art Rubric for grading posters is included

-Adding “Ad Slogans” to posters: Students choose from over 100 ad slogans to find a life slogan for themselves

-Motivating video links to show as students work on posters

-“Career Survey” with 16 Career Clusters Handout

-"Self-Esteem Survey"

-Sharing posters activity (This is powerful!!)


Here are more details about this program:

-State, National, and Common Core Standards met are listed at the top of each lesson, and are also all listed in the main "Table of Contents" for easy reference!

-"Learning Targets," "Exit Tasks," and "Daily Assessments" are also listed at the top of each lesson.

-Table of Content Links ALL daily lessons for quick navigation!


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1 Week "Celebrating My Identity" Unit

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