Encourage students to complete an identity wheel to share about themselves.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Engage students in a discussion about identity. You might explain: "Our identity makes us who we are, like our experiences, beliefs, hobbies, and more! It can include who we think we are, who others say we are, and who we hope to be. What else do you think our identity includes?"
Distribute a physical or digital copy of the handout below to students, and ask them to create an identity wheel by writing down or including pictures of different parts of their identity. Share a list of different things students might include, such as their hobbies, interests, values, cultural or ethnic background, and personality traits.
Share your students’ identity wheels with your Empatico partner class (e.g., through a live virtual exchange or a tool like Flipgrid, Wakelet, or Padlet). Invite students to share more about their identity wheels, and ask questions to learn more about each other.
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: