Identity Lesson and Activities for In Person or Virtual Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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  1. This is a set of five lessons that help students develop social justice skills through understanding identity, diversity, and injustice. 1. IDENTITY LESSON: Understanding the different elements of identities and exploring our own2. DIVERSITY & DIFFERENCES LESSON: We have lots of commonalities, i
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This Teaching Tolerance aligned lesson is about understanding personal identity and the identities of others. It’s an important skill on its own and also a first step towards valuing diversity and standing up to injustice. It focuses on elements of identity (race, ethnicity, religion, culture, appearance, strengths, name, gender), obvious vs. more private parts of our identities, and how each part of our identity is just one piece of our wonderful selves

The lesson includes:

•20 slide presentation to guide discussion and activities with suggested scripting for each slide

•Independent reflection activities: printable worksheets & interactive Google Slides™

•Recommended book companion list

•Editable parent letter to send home after the lesson explaining the purpose and content of the lesson

•Follow-up discussion questions printable

•Student pre/post survey

This was created as either a stand-alone lesson or the first lesson in a series building up to and working to develop knowledge and skills around social justice.

*You may wish to expand this into two lessons, depending on how much time you have, especially if you incorporate a book*

It is aligned to: Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Anchor Standards (Identity), the American School Counseling Association’s Mindsets & Behaviors, and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) Core Competencies.

This resource is listed for grades 3rd-6th but you know your students best! I recommend thoroughly looking over the preview to decide if this resource is developmentally appropriate for your students.

The presentation is MAC and PC compatible with a Google Sides™ link included in the lesson plan. The presentation is NOT editable, although slides can be hidden or deleted.

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