Positive Personal & Cultural Identity

Competency Illustrations


Artifacts – First Peoples

Students in an English First Peoples class were asked to identify 4 artifacts that represented four areas of their lives: family, peer group, cultural heritage, and themselves as an individual. They needed to include photos that they took of the objects. They then chose three of the artifacts to describe on a blog and shared one in a sharing circle with the whole class.

A link to the assignment is found at: http://eng12fp.weebly.com/3/post/2013/09/stories-of-who-i-am-4-artefacts.html

Work sample:

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I understand that my identity is made up of many interconnected aspects of my life such as experiences, family history, heritage, where I live, and groups I identify with (including family, friends, peers, and virtual communities).  I understand that what I value influences the choices I make, and how I present myself in various contexts. I understand that my characteristics, qualities, strengths and challenges make me unique, and are an important part of the communities (including people and places) of which I am a part.

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