“Know thyself” was etched into the ancient Apollo sanctuary in Delphi a few thousand years ago. In this unit, we explore the questions about how we understand who we are and who others are. Our texts and writing tasks will delve into ideas of belonging, membership, self-worth, stereotypes, discrimination, coming-of-age, and more.
Some of the texts used to explore identity include Alice in Wonderland (excerpt), Looking For Alaska (see note to parents below), The Great Gatsby (optional), Frankenstein (optional), a variety of articles, short stories, podcasts, and short films.
Free Writes (Assignment)
- Boy Helping Father
- This Be the Verse – Larkin
- Little Things are Big (text) Little Things are Big (video)
- The Cubist
- Religious Brand
- Facebook Periscope
- Identity a short film
- Boy Named Sue
- Great Perhaps quote and image