The Identity Tag Project

What does it mean to be _______?

But Why?

Our sense of self is always “under construction”. From the beginning of the semester, in the first four units, students have studied the way identity is created and shaped by heritage, age, location, and society.  They were also asked to think about the way identity is formed by and informs lived experiences.

This fifth unit asks students to examine identity through various critical lenses (gender, generational, historical, social, economic, racial, geographic, ability...) to connect those ideas to course texts and personal experiences.

What Am I Doing?

The student will select a topic to research.  Students will critically analyze and synthesize this research, eventually presenting a document that includes an annotated bibliography and a brief essay.

Step-by-Step Overview:

  • Create a question. What does it mean to be _____ in ____? Fill in the blanks with an identity and a context. This essential question will guide your research.
  • Answer the question. Conduct research to answer the question. You will examine the identity through two different lenses. You should paraphrase, quote, and summarize each text for your notes.
  • Present your findings. Clearly summarize your research and personal analysis of your essential question by presenting your ideas in a clear, cohesive, and comprehensive document.  You will create an interactive document and present this artifact to your classmates.

What Am I Turning In?

You will conduct research and should turn in evidence of your research for this project.

You will create a Tackk  to present your findings.  Your site must include:

  1. A brief introduction to your topic
  2. Analysis of Social Lens # 1
  3. Analysis of Social Lens # 2
  4. Conclusion – present readers with thought provoking ideas or questions. Create a way for readers/viewers to have dialogue with the document.
  5. Your annotated bibliography.

For each piece of the document, make sure to present in a way that actively grabs viewers’ attentions. Include links to your research.  Include videos, music, pictures, interviews, and graphs – any information you have curated during your research that the audience may find interesting.

It's that easy.

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