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Lesson 3 - Identity and characteristics


Students use activities such as Guess Who to explore the different sides to identity. They learn that identities are complex and develop over time. Using an art website called Wordle, students create a visual description of their own identities, before exploring the shared and unique characteristics of the class.

Download the teacher notes for the full lesson plan and guidance on how to deliver the activities.

Learning objectives

  • Be aware that there are differences and similarities between our identities.
  • Understand that identities are made up of different characteristics.
  • Be able to describe my individual identity.

Subject links

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Geography
  • RE
  • Art


Note: lesson timings are a suggestion only and will depend on your teaching style, student ability and length of discussion. You could choose to run some lessons across a double period.

Last updated: 29 Jan 2019