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Identity


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 Ernest Whiteman

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Identity Activities
 
ART/MEDIA ANALYSIS ACTIVITY
Make a collage about identity using media images, sounds, or videotape. Is it positive or negative for the media to influence our identity? Give examples.

LANGUAGE ARTS/ART/DRAMA ACTIVITY
Create a metaphor--an idea or image that stands for something else--for your identity. It could be a personal object or "totem," a poem, a dance, a performance, or a visual form such as a drawing, assemblage, or mask.

ART ACTIVITY
Make a self-portrait with identity clues or symbols that represent things that make you unique.

ART ACTIVITY
Use large rolls of paper to trace the outline of your body. Fill in the outline using collage materials from magazines, construction-paper cut-outs, or drawings that show your identity. Half of the images should show your outer, or physical, self and half should show your inner self, or personality.

ART ACTIVITY
List 10 words that describe you. Design the typeface or draw a picture of each word to express its meaning. Make a book of the words.

LANGUAGE ARTS/HISTORY ACTIVITY
Write a story about a member of your family who has an interesting identity.

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