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Teacher Lesson Return to "Renaming Myself"
Renaming Myself
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Does My Name Fit Me?

Reading: 5 minutes
Have the group read Christina Whitmore’s “Renaming Myself”.

Writing and Discussion: 30 minutes
Using Christina’s story as an example, have them write for 10 minutes about their full names and how their names connect to their identities. Have them rename themselves if they’re dissatisfied with what they were given. Ask everyone who wants to to read what they wrote out loud: Most of them will want to share!


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(FCYU-2014-10-12)

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