Exploring Identity Perspectives Through Literature

  • What factors contribute to the formation of our identity?
  • How does literature work to expose us to identities outside of our own?
  • In what ways does literature work to reflect our own identity?
  • Is the discovery and exploration of other identities important to our development of self?
  • Grade Level
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Justice Domains

    One Country One Thousand Cultures

  • How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
  • What part do culture and history play in the formation of our individual and collective identities?
  • How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
  • How do power and privilege change the way we express and present ourselves?
  • What privilege do people have based on their identity?
  • How could one person’s identity threaten another person’s rights?
  • How does struggle help define who we are?
  • How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
  • Grade Level
    Digital Literacy
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    ELL / ESL
    Math & Technology
    Science & Health
    Social Justice Domains