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Who are YOU?

By Kaki Shields
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"How do we identify our strengths and weaknesses, our talents and loves, our philosophy and ideas,and how do we communicate these essentials to others?"
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Nature versus Nurture

Process:
What is personality? Discuss inheritance of personality traits-which ones are inherited? Read handout on current scientific belief. Reflection: Who are you w/in each of these traits? Class discussion: nature vs nurture; followed by film on TWINS. After film, ask students to reconsider their original beliefs about nature vs. nurture and write a short argument that supports their (new) beliefs, with examples from film.

California Content Standards
English and Language Arts
Grade Eleven
Reading
ELA.11.3.0. Literary Response and Analysis
Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text
ELA.11.3.2. Analyze the way in which the theme or meaning of a selection represents a view or comment on life, using textual evidence to support the claim.
Writing
ELA.11.1.0. Writing Strategies
Organization and Focus
ELA.11.1.3. Structure ideas and arguments in a sustained, persuasive, and sophisticated way and support them with precise and relevant examples.
Written and Oral English Language Conventions
ELA.11.1.0. Written and Oral English Language Conventions
ELA.11.1.1. Demonstrate control of grammar, diction, and paragraph and sentence structure and an understanding of English usage.
ELA.11.1.2. Produce legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct punctuation and capitalization.

Resources:
 ResourceTypeRequirementsFile
1.Twins: Uncommon BondsVideo PresentationHardware:
TV/VCR