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"Identity" project

"Identity" project

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Hey everyone! My name is Erika Saunders and I'm a 6-8 grade Special Education and Mentally Gifted Teacher. I'm doing a project this year with my MG students on Identity. The essential question we're exploring is "What is Identity?" The project is to create an Identity Exhibit to show at the end of the. Students will explore Identity and what influences it. Then they will select creative ways to represent identify for the exhibit. I really want to tap into their creative juices on this one! The only one I plan on "insisting" on is a mask where they will depict how the word sees them on the outside and how they see themselves on the inside. I thought it would be great for my students to have the opportunity to connect with people outside their school, family, community, city to see how identity is influences in other areas. I'd love to collaborate with teachers would would like to work with my student and/or have their students interact with us for the project and ultimately the Identity Exhibit. If you're interested, let me know! I'd love to tell you more about the project and, maybe, work with you all!!! Thanks! Erika

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