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ERIC Number: EJ912172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
I am from Delicious Lasagna: Exploring Cultural Identity with Digital Storytelling
Fitts, Shanan; Gross, Lisa A.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v23 n1 p8-10 Sep-Oct 2010
In an effort to gain greater insights into bilingual and bicultural children's understanding of their cultural and linguistic identities, the authors embarked on a Where I'm From (WIF) multi-media poetry project. The WIF project has great potential and value for developing students' language and communication skills, and for exploring the meaning of culture, cultural diversity, and identity. Grounded in the curriculum standards theme "individual development and identity," this activity encourages students to reflect on personal experiences, past achievements, and family traditions and events that have been meaningful in shaping their identities. In this article, the authors present an overview of the WIF project, provide examples from student work, and highlight the components most applicable for classroom use. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A