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CitizenshipISK7-9 Grade9-12 Grade

This lesson contains 15 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

time-iconLesson duration is: 45 min


In this lesson students will tackle the theme of identity using video clips of two teenagers, Robin and Laurens, and interactive questions to explore what makes people different. We all belong to different groups and play a range of roles. Some of these roles change over time, some stay the same. This lesson helps students get to know themselves and each other better.


Tips: Watch both videos beforehand and remember to print out the worksheet.

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Who am I?

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Everyone belongs to different groups and plays 
various roles. Some of these roles change over time, 
and some stay the same. 
In this lesson you will look at what make people different
and get to know yourself and your classmates better. 
Who am I?

Slide 2 - Slide

This slide provides a short description of the lesson for the students.

What do you think makes people different?
Give three answers

Slide 3 - Open question

This interactive question lets students reflect on what makes people different.

Ask students to number their answers. Discuss the answers and get them to expand on a few of them.

Slide 4 - Video

Watch the clip in which Robin talks about the necklace with a star of David that she wears and the hassle she gets.

Remember to turn on the sound. 

What strikes you about Robin’s story?
Name two things

Slide 5 - Open question

In this exercise pupils have to say what struck them about what Robin is describing.

Have pupils number their answers. Discuss the answers and get them to expand on a few of them. 

Slide 6 - Video

Watch the clip of Laurens in which he describes discovering he is transgender. 

Remember to turn on the sound.

What strikes you about Laurens’s story?
Name two things

Slide 7 - Open question

In this exercise students are asked to express what struck them in Laurens' story.

Have students number their answers. Discuss the answers and get them to expand on a few of them.

Name two similarities and/or differences
between Robin’s and Laurens’s stories.

Slide 8 - Open question

Discuss as a group the similarities and differences that students notice between the two video clips.

Have students number their answers. Discuss the answers and get them to expand on a few of them. 
hier komt de slide met de ster-1
This is an example of a role.
This is an example of a group.
My star

Slide 9 - Slide

After seeing this slide, students will be asked to fill in a worksheet. Explain the exercise using this slide.

In each point of the star students should write a role or a group that is important to them. Being a grandchild is an example of a role someone has in a family. Being a vlogger is an example of a group to which they might belong.
  • Write in each point of the star a group or role that is important to you.
  • Then decide if this is a given or chosen role or group, and whether it is permanent or could change.

Slide 10 - Slide

The slide explains the exercise.

Hand out the worksheets.
Discuss your answers with a classmate.
Our galaxy

Slide 11 - Slide

Let students share their answers in pairs.
Click on the spinner

Slide 12 - Slide

Students will get to know each other better during this exercise. 

Spin the wheel by clicking on ‘Go!’. 
Ask students to stand up if they wrote down particular attributes or if these are important for them. After each position, click on ‘Spin again without …’ so that that one doesn’t recur.
Which role or group will you have life-long?

Slide 13 - Mind map

Students answer individually which group or role they think is for life.

During the discussion afterwards, raise the question why students think this role or group will not change. What are the causes why a role or group does change? 

I am who I am. 
I can change myself, but something inside me won’t change. 

Slide 14 - Slide

Conclude with the photo and quote from Elias.

You could additionally discuss Elias’ quote with the class. What do they think he means?
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