Unit Plan

The Search for Identity

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Discover how writers express identity in their writing. Learners explore how issues of identity surface in the literature of minority writers. Scholars watch a video, read and discuss biographies, conduct research, engage in creative writing, produce a performance, and develop a slide show. There are also four options for problem-based learning projects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils act out scenes from one of David Mamet's plays
  • Ask individuals to write a series of vignettes about their own life, similar to The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Classroom Considerations
  • Print the timeline and author biographies in advance for student reference
  • Includes overview questions and learning objectives
  • Provides a video overview with discussion questions
  • Comprehension, context, and exploration questions follow each author biography
  • None