Change & Identity Lessons

Lesson 1

In this lesson we are going to engage in some provocation activities that will help us begin to consider the key concept of Change.

Example and Non-example:

<Discuss with an elbow partner>

  • Can you think of something in the world that is changing?
  • Can you think of something that is not changing?

Read the following as a basis for a brief discussion:

THE PYP’S DEFINITION of CHANGE:

“THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CHANGE IS THE PROCESS OF MOVEMENT FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER. IT IS UNIVERSAL AND INEVITABLE”

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Class discussion: Looking at the definition and the word cloud above…

  • Is there an idea or word that you are curious about?
  • Is there a word that you don’t understand?
  • How does each word connect to change?

Self-directed Exploration: 

Break into a self-directed part of the lesson now. Explore at your own pace the key concept of Change through the following engagements:

1) Video Provocations:

Access the following clips on youtube, using your laptops and headphones:

Inside Out:  Anger destroys Friendship and Hockey Islands

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXBX-3hJS8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNmnz1KT3s0

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Toy story 3: Andy puts his toys away
Married-Life_001
Up: Married Life Carl & Ellie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yjAFMNkCDo
2) Sophisticated Picture Books:

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Scaredy Squirrel cover

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Lesson 2: Our Changing Lives

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Looking again at our Change word cloud, and reflecting on the ideas, conversation, books and video clips from lesson 1, use a 3-2-1 Bridge reflection to record some of your initial ideas about change.

Reflection Acitivity:

Finally, use the following strategy to solidify your initial thinking about Change:

(Record your thoughts in a new google doc)

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Thinking About Identity & Change:

What does identity mean? Think, Pair, & Share. Pairs join with other pairs to create a shared definition. Share each large group’s thinking with the whole class.

What is identity made up of? What contributes to your sense of identity? Each group to discuss. Each student to share one idea that they think contributes to identity.

How might Identity change?

Visual Resource: Change and Identity through the lens of Justin Beiber: Change and Identity

Using the slideshow ask students to consider how change and identity is represented in the photos of Justin Beiber from 2007-2014. What connections might students make with their own lives?

 

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