Information for Teachers
This investigation is linked to the following C3 Social Studies Standards for Grades 3–5.
D2.Civ.4.3-5. Explain how groups of people make rules to create responsibilities and protect freedoms.
D2.Civ.10.3-5. Identify the beliefs, experiences, perspectives, and values that underline their own and other points of view about some issues.
How to search the internet
1 Keep your request short
Fewer words will give a more accurate search.
2 Choose exactly what you want
For example: Arctic Circle Climate
3 Use quotes
Double quotes around a set of words tell the search engine to consider those exact words in that exact order without any change. For example: “Arctic Circle Climate”
4 Use the plus sign (+)
If you add a plus sign (+) between words, the internet will search for all the words. For example: migrate+birds+whales+mammal
5 Use the minus sign (–) to say what you don’t want
Use a minus sign (–) to show words you do not want to appear in your results. For example: if you search for burrowing animals and do not want mammals in your search, –mammals will exclude mammals. Note that you need to put a space before the minus sign for the word to be excluded.
6 Be very clear about what you don’t want
Ask questions and define problems
After reading Who Are You? you may have many questions about how people’s identities are shaped.
List your questions
- Compare your list with questions that others have.
- Choose a question you would like to investigate.
- You can work alone, with a partner, or in a small group.
You may want to choose one or more of these questions to investigate
Q1. How and why does family shape one’s identity?
Q2. How and why does our culture shape our identity?
Q3. How and why are our identities shaped by community groups and organizations?
Q4. How has technology influenced the ways people develop and share their identities?Go to Part 2 Investigate →
You can search the internet using keywords like:
Culture+technology+IdentityGo to Part 3 Record data →
Find a way of recording your information that will allow you to see any patterns in the data.
Data Chart for Who Are You?
(Download and change to suit your information)
Go to Part 4 Organize, analyze, and interpret data →
Organize, analyze, and interpret data
1. Look over the information you have gathered and the patterns you have found.
How and why does family shape one’s identity?
How and why does our culture shape our identity?
How and why are our identities shaped by community groups and organizations?
2. Search for other patterns.
How has technology influenced the ways people develop and share their identities?
What are the positive and negative aspects of these technologies?
3. Makes notes about what you find.Go to Part 5 Present and share →
Present and share
Look over all of the information that you have gathered in your investigation.
What are the most important ideas about your topic?
Make a chart showing the most important ideas.Download Chart
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