8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Service Learning & Social Good
Social and Emotional Health
It’s time to hold up a mirror and learn more about who you are, what shapes you, and how others may view you
January 20, 2021
Students will identify social and cultural factors that help shape their identities.
Think about how a person’s different identity categories might create sameness as well as uniqueness.
Free online dictionary, thesaurus, and reference materials
Minecraft World file
Minecraft world to support the lesson activities. Link will open in Minecraft: Education Edition.
The I in Identity Lesson
This is the PDF version of the I in Identity Lesson
Interpersonal Context :
Note: As you determine to utilize this lesson please consider your learning space and ensure the safety of all students. It should be supported and optional if a student does not want to reveal any portion of their identity that may be weaponized against them and/or subject them to class microaggressions.
Teacher Preparation for Lesson:
Whole-Class Discussion: (~5 minutes)
Introductory Questions: Begin by facilitating a discussion about identity and the key terms. Have students share initial thoughts prior to completing the identity template exercise. Within this discussion consider the following questions:
Whole-Class Activity: (~45 minutes)
Student Activities: (~45 minutes)
1. Students may work individually and then in small groups.
2. Minecraft EE: A Museum of Me (~30 minutes)
3. Reflection (~10 minutes)
Students will create a very short written or Flipgrid video based upon the following prompt: Why is it important for us to better understand ourselves in order to better understand others?
At the end of this lesson:
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