This week, we will continue to look at the concept of identity in social studies.
Last week produced some very lively discussions as students debated what types of identity characteristics could and could not be easily changed. At the end of the week, students were introduced to the “My Story” assignment (can be found on the 7th grade class assignments page of this blog) in which they started thinking about their own identities and how they were formed and influenced.
Another very important part of last week was student sign up for GoogleDocs. GoogleDocs is a way for students to share written work with me in a way that is sustainable and eco-friendly (no paper is used), timely, and in a manner that makes it easy for me to communicate with each individual student. We will be using GoogleDocs (and other web-based applications) a great deal for the remainder of this year.
The “My Story” assignment will be due for students (in their SS Written Work GoogleDoc) on Monday, September 6.