Reflection: Lesson Planning What is Your Popular Culture Identity? - Section 2: Personal Statements: Introducing Themselves Through Pop Culture


One student said perfectly what I was hoping to get out of this activity:  “I feel kind of shallow after doing this.”  I asked her to explain, so she continued by saying how she realized how much of her life is consumed by stuff from popular culture.  Many others agreed, so I was able to preview how we will explore more deeply our connections to several aspects of popular culture, starting with my favorite to study, music.

This is one of those lessons I can’t wait to do again, because next time I will likely do it as a more formal writing assignment—maybe even a poem—and structure the assignment more specifically.  There seems to be a lot of potential for exploring the concept of popular culture, and also as a way to continue working on deepening sentences through prepositional phrases.  And, the students liked doing the assignment—it seems like they could have fun with it, too!

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What is Your Popular Culture Identity?

Unit 8: Thematic Unit: Popular Culture
Lesson 2 of 16

Objective: SWBAT recognize the role popular culture plays in their own lives by writing a profile of themselves and only using popular culture elements as descriptors.

Big Idea: Popular culture plays a more complex role in our identity than we would like to admit, and no one can really escape it.

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Writing, English / Language Arts, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), context, conceptual framework, rhetorical analysis
  40 minutes
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