This is a 6 lesson unit that introduces students to the concept of identity. It leads them to discover their own individual identity. Students then learn about the identity of others and learn to embrace cultural diversity. It culminates on lessons about peace and conflict resolution. I have designed with grades 4 - 6 in mind, it certainly would transfer to a middle school setting.
All lessons are extensively aligned to standards within the Australian Curriculum Framework. I am an Australian teacher that has moved to America. I taught this unit to a 4th Grade class in America and it easily met Common Core standards. I just haven't documented Common Core links. The Common Core and Australian Curriculum Framework are very similar.
Lesson 1 - Self-Identity: Theory and Definition
Lesson 2 - Understanding Identity
Lesson 3 - Identity and Characteristics
Lesson 4 - Cultural Diversity
Lesson 5 - Peace
Lesson 6 - Conflict Resolution