The American Teenager Twisted  Unit
Part I:  Freedom Writers  Line Game Written Reflection  <ul><li>What did you notice? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you feel st...
Part II: Life Reflection  - Class Discussion <ul><li>Describe yourself. </li></ul>
Who are you? <ul><li>What are your beliefs?  </li></ul>
Who are you? <ul><li>What are you passionate about?  </li></ul>
Who are you? <ul><li>Are you a typical American teenager? </li></ul>
Who are they? <ul><li>What types of teenagers are there? What cliques exist? </li></ul>
Who are they? <ul><li>Use three words to describe someone who is popular. </li></ul>
Who are they? <ul><li>Use three words to describe a typical nerd. </li></ul>
Who are they? <ul><li>Use three words to describe a jock. </li></ul>
Issues <ul><li>What problems/issues do teenagers face? </li></ul>
Pressure <ul><li>What are the greatest pressures that teenagers face?  </li></ul>
Roles <ul><li>What roles do teenagers play within their world?  </li></ul>
Roles <ul><li>How can teenagers contribute positively to their school? Community? World?  </li></ul>
Roles <ul><li>How can teenagers develop a voice in their world (family, community, school) especially if they must overcom...
Roles <ul><li>What inequalities do you see as a teenager in the world?  How are teenagers treated &quot;differently&quot; ...
Identity <ul><li>What are some negative stereotypes of teenagers?  Why do you believe these views exist? How can teenagers...
Identity <ul><li>Who is the American teenager?  </li></ul><ul><li>** Please write down your answer to this question on an ...
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  1. 1. The American Teenager Twisted Unit
  2. 2. Part I: Freedom Writers Line Game Written Reflection <ul><li>What did you notice? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you feel standing on the line? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you feel when there were only a few people on the line? </li></ul><ul><li>Were you ever the only person on the line? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you learn about yourself from participating in this activity? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you learn about others? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Part II: Life Reflection - Class Discussion <ul><li>Describe yourself. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who are you? <ul><li>What are your beliefs? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who are you? <ul><li>What are you passionate about? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who are you? <ul><li>Are you a typical American teenager? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who are they? <ul><li>What types of teenagers are there? What cliques exist? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who are they? <ul><li>Use three words to describe someone who is popular. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Who are they? <ul><li>Use three words to describe a typical nerd. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Who are they? <ul><li>Use three words to describe a jock. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Issues <ul><li>What problems/issues do teenagers face? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pressure <ul><li>What are the greatest pressures that teenagers face? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Roles <ul><li>What roles do teenagers play within their world? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Roles <ul><li>How can teenagers contribute positively to their school? Community? World? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Roles <ul><li>How can teenagers develop a voice in their world (family, community, school) especially if they must overcome the attitude that they are &quot;just kids?&quot; </li></ul>
  16. 16. Roles <ul><li>What inequalities do you see as a teenager in the world? How are teenagers treated &quot;differently&quot; because they are not considered adults? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Identity <ul><li>What are some negative stereotypes of teenagers? Why do you believe these views exist? How can teenagers counter these views? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Identity <ul><li>Who is the American teenager? </li></ul><ul><li>** Please write down your answer to this question on an index card to turn in as you leave today.** </li></ul>

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