What is identity?
Identity refers to what a person or thing is. As a person, there are many things that make up our identities. Our family, our upbringing, poverty or wealth. Society can also have an impact on who we can be. This could be particularly noticeable when we take into account gender or race. Throughout the units that we will cover in the 7th grade, we will be looking at different time periods and people of different genders and races and we will see how the opportunities they were or weren't given shaped their identities.