Positive Personal & Cultural Identity

Competency Illustrations


Identity Recipe

Students worked through a number of different class activities over a period of time designed to help them explore their cultural backgrounds, family and ancestors. They completed family trees, identity bags (real and virtual artifacts), crest designs for a paddle, timelines, and writing assignments focussing on special people and places in their lives.  One of the culminating presentations was the “Identity Recipe” that each student created to represent who he or she is.

Work sample:

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