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Wednesday Sept. 11, Ascribed Identity

In light of how much of discussion centered around personal identity, I thought it would be important to discuss ascribed identity explicitly.   I initially started lesson planning with our group on broad topics about how to bridge the concepts of personal identity and identity within a group.  This Ascribed Identity Lesson Plan evolved to help build student vocabulary when talking about issues of identity.  The Identity Box worksheet was created to go along with this lesson. I used excerpts from Patriot Acts, a book in the Voices of Witness Series because they were a especially  topical on the anniversary of 9/11.  Adama’s story is about one 16-year old girl in New York.  Gurwinder’s Story is about a 19-year old boy.  Looking forward to comments about how this lesson worked!  Let me know if you think there is anything that could be improved in the future.