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Identity Lesson and Activities for Primary Students


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This Learning for Justice aligned lesson is about understanding personal identity and the identities of others. It’s an important skill on its own and also a first step towards valuing diversity and standing up to injustice. It focuses on elements of identity (name, race, religion, culture, appearance, strengths, interests, family), knowing and liking who we are, and talking about our unique selves.
The lesson includes:
•29 slide presentation to guide discussion and activities with suggested scripting for each slide
•Independent and cooperative reflection activities
•Recommended book companion list
•Editable parent letter to send home after the lesson explaining the purpose and content of the lesson
•Follow-up discussion questions printable
This was created as either a stand-alone lesson or the first lesson in a series building up to and working to develop knowledge and skills around social justice.
*You may wish to expand this into two lessons, depending on how much time you have, especially if you incorporate a book*
It is aligned to: Justice for Learning’s Social Justice Anchor Standards, the American School Counseling Association’s Mindsets & Behaviors, and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) Core Competencies.
This resource is listed for grades 1st-3rd grades but you know your students best! I recommend thoroughly looking over the preview to decide if this resource is developmentally appropriate for your students.
The presentation is MAC, PC, and Google Sides™ compatible. The presentation is NOT editable, although slides can be hidden or deleted.


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