How do you teach identity?


  1. Talk with your students about their identities and what makes them who they are. List words that help describe a person’s identity such as: gender, race, religion and ability.
  2. Pick a well-known character from a book that the class has read recently or a historical or famous figure.

How does a child’s identity impact on their learning?

As children are developing their sense of identity, they explore different aspects of it (physical, social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive), through their play and their relationships. When children feel safe, secure and supported they grow in confidence to explore and learn.

At what age does a child develop self esteem?

Self-esteem first begins to rise between ages 4 and 11, as children develop socially and cognitively and gain some sense of independence.

Why is it important for children to develop self understanding?

When kids are self-aware, they understand that how they see themselves may be different from how others see them. Kids who are self-aware recognize their strengths and their challenges. Self-awareness makes it easier for kids to build self-esteem and speak up for what they need.

What are four different parts of a person’s identity?

In psychology, identity is the qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and/or expressions that make a person (self-identity) or group (cultural identity).

What is the definition of identity?

1a : the distinguishing character or personality of an individual : individuality. b : the relation established by psychological identification. 2 : the condition of being the same with something described or asserted establish the identity of stolen goods.

What assets does your personal identity provide you with?

Search Institute has identified four assets in the Positive Identity category that are crucial for helping young people: Personal Power, Self-Esteem, Sense of Purpose, and Positive View of Personal Future. Although identity is partially determined by genetics, adults can bring out the best in young people.