This is a very detailed lesson plan with discussion questions, learning goals, success criteria, step by step instructions and a social justice framework.
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Unhei (a young Korean girl in the story) experiences turmoil as she debates over whether to keep her Korean name or pick an American one while attempting to assimilate into the American culture. Some children poke fun at her name and others befriend Unhei and enthusiastically help her pick out a new one. The underlying message in the story is that our names are a big part of our identity and culture and should be respected and valued no matter how difficult they may be to pronounce.
NOTE: If you are planning to purchase THE NAME JAR LITERACY UNIT this lesson plan is already included.