Belonging to a Family Shapes Identity
What important events in my family's past have shaped my identity?
Many of the specific outcomes related to:
General Outcome 1.2, "Moving Forward with the Past: My Family, My History and My Community," can be addressed by inviting students to examine how significant events in their family's past influence their identities.
In pursuing this inquiry, it is important to anticipate that some children may find sharing family or personal information problematic, distressing or, perhaps, impossible.
These children may be:
If there is reason to suspect that this inquiry may present difficulties for a child or family, work with parents/guardians to develop a suitable approach when asking the child to share family or personal history and consider substituing stores or media sources as alternatives, allowing the child to select a tradition that he or she is comfortable and willing to share with the class.
Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges: