What makes us who we are? This is a fundamental, but difficult, question to answer. How can we become who we want to be? This unit examines these questions with stories about people, both real and fictional, who are exploring their identity.
In this unit, you will:
- Read stories and informational texts on the theme of identity
- Think about what identity means to you
- Identify themes about characters’ identities in stories
- Watching videos that explain different approaches and strategies for reading
- Reading and answering questions about literary and informational texts
- Expanding your academic vocabulary
In order to answer the essential question: What defines us as individuals?
Want to join the conversation?
- I think what defines us as individuals is how we react to situations,how we interact with other people and where we come from.(46 votes)
- i think what makes us unique is that we all have different special things that other dont(11 votes)
- There once was a man that was sleepy, so the man poured himself a pot of coffee, but the coffee did not awaken him so he drank more and more. Soon then, anxiaty comes, buzzing, jittering, vibrations. Now cause of caffenation, he's just anxios and tired.(7 votes)
- What makes us individuals is our uniqueness, our actions, and our choices. Traditions, cultures, personalities, styles, hobbies, and more. What makes us different is what makes us special. Despite differences being one reason we are individuals, our similarities can also define who we are. Our ability to support and understand ourselves and one another make us who we are, empathy is a big part of our life. We wouldn't be unique if we all were the same, but when we can't share similarities and we lack empathy due to not being similar at all, then would that really be better from being exactly the same? If everyone is completely different, unable to share any similarities, would being unique.. be unique at all? We need both similarities and differences to define ourselves as individuals. These important factors define who we are, and how we act not only by ourselves, but to others as well. That is the true part of being defined as an individual; being different, and similar.(6 votes)