Identity Self-Portraits

What symbols represent you best? Individuals consider how they would draw peers using symbols about their identities with an interview and art activity. After conducting interviews and portraits, the art makes a great centerpiece for discussion or to showcase the class to the school community. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members interview each other to develop identity portraits of partners in class
  • Create identity portraits using symbols that demonstrate what is important to each classmate
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils must have art materials to create the portraits
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  • Activities build community and understanding
  • Checklists and rubrics help keep the project on track 
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