1. Topic-
Who Am I? (Identity)
2. Content-
The class will learn what makes up an person's own identity.

3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To realize we may not all be similar/different than one another.
2. To break down any prejudices against a person/group.
3. To realize that even though we may be different, we are all human.
4. Objectives-
1. Build tolerance/understanding of other cultures.
2. Bridge gaps in class by reducing differences
3. Make a more cohesive and culturally understanding classroom environment.
5. Materials and Aids-
Slides of different people
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Open the lesson with the question "Who am I?"
2. Explain that we will learn what type of traits make us who we are as individuals.

B. Development-

Show slides of different people and go over what makes them different/same and what is perceived by each picture.

C. Practice-

1. Write examples of words that can be used to describe a persons identity up on the board. Call on students to give out answers to put on the board.
2. Have the class give examples of the teacher using words to describe their character.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Pass out a Guess Who? worksheet for students to fill out.
2. Give them 5-10 minutes to fill the sheet out about themselves.
3. Once this is complete call on volunteers to share their identity with the class.
4. Have the students take their sheet home and create a "Wordle" about themselves to bring back into class to display later on the walls of the classroom.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

If there are EL students involved they may be allowed to provide pictures along with their words if they have a harder time with vocabulary. They can make a collage of their identity if they prefer. Then the identity word can be matched to their picture.

F. Checking for understanding-

The students will turn in their completed assignments after presenting their Wordle or collage to the class.

G. Closure-

1. Discuss with the class how we are all different but also the same.
2. Discuss how we may be different and have similar likes or be the same with different interests.
3. Ultimately display all work on the walls of the classroom so that everyone can see each other's work.
7. Evaluation-
1. See if the lesson brought more cohesion to the classroom by the students now understanding that we are not all the same.
2. Observe if the classroom has become more culturally tolerant of all differences in the classroom.
3. Observe to see if any new friendships have evolved within the class from doing the lesson and learning about each other.

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