Positive Personal & Cultural Identity

Competency Illustrations


What Makes You Unique?

Students worked on a project that allowed them to explore many aspects of their lives to determine what makes them unique.

They were asked to share information about any combination of the following topics:

  • Personal beliefs (religion, family, education, morality, humanity)
  • Values - what is most important to you (family, health, the environment, scientific discovery)
  • Preferences (what you like/dislike)
  • Learning style (How you learn best)
  • Skills and talents
  • Contributions (to home, school, community, planet)
  • Culture (food, language, fashion, holidays, customs)
  • Interests and passions
  • Achievements and recognitions 
Students were given the option of presenting their information in a format they chose (PowerPoint, poster, movie, song, newscast, create a game, write a book, etc). Students who struggled with other aspects of school showed remarkable success with this project, as did students who were also successful in other areas.
The Student created this video presentation as his final project of a cross-curricular unit examining who they are. The information he  shared included his personal beliefs, values , preferences, learning styles, skills and talents, contributions, cultures, interests and passions, and achievements and recognitions.  
Profile Description Facets

I am able to identify different groups that I belong to; I am able to represent aspects of my cultural contexts (such as family, communities, school, peer groups) through words and/or images. I can describe what is important to me. I can describe and demonstrate pride in my positive qualities, characteristics and/or skills; I can explain how I am able to use these to contribute to my home and/or community.

Personal values and choices, Personal strengths and abilities, Relationships and cultural contexts