Positive Personal & Cultural Identity

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Personal Narrative

Students in an English First Peoples class were provided with choices for narrative essays they were asked to write. All topics related to aspects of the students’ lives. This sample is from a student responding to the prompt of “Belonging”.

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I understand that my learning is continuous and my concept of self and identity will continue to evolve.  I can describe how aspects of my life experiences, family history, background, and where I live (or have lived) have influenced my values and choices. I can identify how my strengths can help me meet challenges, and I understand that I will continue to develop new skills, abilities, and strengths; I can identify how my challenges can be opportunities for growth. I can identify my potential as a leader in the communities I belong to.

Personal values and choices, Personal strengths and abilities, Relationships and cultural contexts