This Identity and Names lesson plan also includes:
Would a rose smell as sweet, as Juliet Capulet asserts, if called by any other name? The importance of names and the connection between names and identity are examined in a lesson that explores identity in the United States. After reading and discussing the poem "Two Names, Two Worlds," class members brainstorm a list of the types of things that determine identity. They then create a mock search page result for themselves using the provided "Online-Search Identity Chart" handout. The lesson concludes with pupils crafting a reflection about the characteristics they believe are important to their identity.
- Ask class members to conduct a search to see if any information about them is already online
- The second of six lessons in the "Exploring Identity in the United States" unit
- The lessons are designed to be used in order
- Requires copies of supporting documents
- The lessons encourages learners to look at a variety of factors that contribute to one's identity