Your Story: Finding Cultural Beginnings


Even though we have to check a box that identifies us racially, our cultural identity is deeper, more emotional, and rooted within our community. But nothing is more held dear than our connections to our families. These bonds have impacts both on stories we create and how we color the information given to us.


We are a blend of many stories, both old and new. Our connection to these personal stories are what helps shape our view of the world and how we try to explain our own belief structures. These influences play a role in how we in turn use digital media to tell stories we feel are important to share. This lesson will help students connect with stories from their past that influence how they see their current worldview.

This is the second in a lesson of four.

Internet connected computers or Chrome Books.

Lesson Times

2 Classes or 120 Minutes
120 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
K-12 Subjects
  • Visual Arts & Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2013 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to discuss the differences between the US Census data and their own experience.
  • Students will be able to identify cultural biases both in their work and in the work they read or see.

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