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What: This lesson provides an opportunity for students to reflect on important aspects of their identity and communicate who they are by creating their own virtual spaces. Students also have the opportunity to read and reflect on a recent news story about the consequences for a teacher whose bitmoji classroom elicited a negative response.

Target grade level: Grades 7-12 under ELA and Ethnic Studies Standards

Source: Anti-Defamation League

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will explore what social identity is and the important aspects of their social identities.
  • Students will create their own virtual spaces and choose the aspects of themselves they want to represent.
  • Students will reflect on a situation where a teacher was put on leave because of items in her bitmoji classroom, which will prompt them to consider the importance of conveying values, the reality of targeting and the need for thoughtful reflection on difference.

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