Students were asked to identify 4 artifacts that represented four areas of their lives: family, peer group, cultural heritage, and themselves as an individual. They then took photos of each object selected. Students chose three of the artifacts to describe on a blog and shared one in a sharing circle with the whole class.
The full assignment can be found here: http://eng12fp.weebly.com/3/post/2013/09/stories-of-who-i-am-4-artefacts.html
Sample Student Work
I have pride in who I am. I understand that I am a part of larger communities.
I can describe and demonstrate pride in my positive qualities, characteristics, and/or skills. I can explain why I make specific choices. I am able to represent aspects of my cultural contexts (such as family, communities, school, peer groups) through words and/or images, and describe some ways that I participate in, or am connected to, a community.