Retaining Identity through Assimilation

Melanie Jolley, Language Arts, Windsor Park Elementary

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit focuses on identity and how our identities can change depending on location. The overall goal of this unit is to empower our scholars, help them build compassion and understanding for other peoples and cultures by diving into the history of immigration across three time periods. Students will interpret different aspects of identity through character analyzation of the novel Refugee by Alan Gratz. Students will also research the corresponding time periods per each narrative to gain a better historical context. The culminating activity has the students creating a program that will help refugees in our community.