I wanted to build an authentic learning experience for the beginning of the year and ended up developing this unit which engages students in an inquiry where they explore the various aspects of their personal identity. Based on the depth of the inquiry, this unit would richly benefit student learning at any part of your school year. This is part 1 that includes the first 3 lessons in the unit.
Students will be engage in learning covering expectations in Language, Drama, and Art. Over the course of the unit, there are multiple opportunities for authentic assessments! The entire unit (parts 1 and 2) include 10 lessons with an additional section in which I have outlined sundry learning activities for you to engage your students with. This unit contains lessons, graphic organizers and directions to online resources.
The Learning Objective of this unit is for students to explore their personal identities in a safe space and to think critically about how their identities are affected by external factors. In addition, through the sharing of ideas, students are also learning to recognize and appreciate the differences in the identities of others.
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