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My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States

Get the print or PDF version of our unit designed to launch a course on US history, literature, or civics through an investigation of identity.
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English — US


  • Civics & Citizenship
  • History
  • Culture & Identity
  • Democracy & Civic Engagement
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My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States

ISBN: 978-1-940457-22-2
Date of Publication: December 2017


Format: Print Book
Cost: $11.95

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My Part of the Story is a collection of six lesson plans designed to help you launch a course on United States history, literature, or civic life in a fresh and engaging way—through an exploration of students’ identities.  

Students begin the unit by investigating their own choices and experiences. They then examine the factors that help make each of us who we are, including our names, labels, choices, and family legacies. Students ultimately develop an understanding that the identity of the United States is the dynamic collection of many voices, and that their choices and their stories fuel its dynamism.

Throughout the unit, you are provided with structured activities, handouts, and teaching strategies that support your students’ engagement with primary and secondary source readings, videos, and images.

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