Identity and Awareness


3 weeks

Essential Question:

Who are you and how do you fit in this world?


Instructional Focus:

team building activities
multiple intelligences
SMART goals

cultural identity
concepts: gender, race, ethnicity, culture, language, ethnocentrism, prejudice, discrimination, racism

countries of study: USA, USSR/Russia, China, India, Great Britain/England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Israel, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, South Africa, Rwanda

primary vs. secondary sources

analyzing historical documents (SOAPS)

Learning Objectives:

1. Contribute in a meaningful way to the creation and sustainability of a classroom community*

2. Reflect of personal learning strengths and weaknesses/areas for improvement*

3. Develop a plan for how one will use identified strengths and build on weaknesses to be successful*

4. Set a SMART goal for success in 20th century and 9th grade*

5. Define and describe one’s identity as a member of the global community (i.e. gender, race, ethnicity, culture, language, history, ethnocentrism)

6. Identify major regions of the world

7. Describe the role of an essential question and how it guides our thinking and learning

8. Distinguish between and provide an example of primary and secondary sources

9. Analyze a historical document using SOAPS

Common Assessment:

District Benchmark Assessment Term 1

Lesson Ideas and Resources: