Identity on the Line
Identity on the Line

Home & Away

SHORT COURSE

45 - 90 minutes

Lesson plan – 3 parts

Part 1 - 10 minsIntroduction

Based on the exhibition material, prepare a PPT presentation with an intro on the subject, including context (migration and identity) and related feelings people might experience when forced to leave or voluntarily leaving their homeland. You are invited to work with the concepts developed within the project (home & away, silence & openness, nation-based experience, ex. Istrian Italians leaving Istria after WWII or Greenlanders in Denmark, etc.). To make the presentation more appealing, we invite you to include some quotes and screenshots/ photos of the informants to be found within the exhibition material or on the online version of the exhibition.

You can use our suggested Power Point presentation as a starting point. Download the document here.

Part 2 - 25 minsInteractive, dialogue-based learning

After the presentation and depending on the topic you chose, you are invited to

  1. IF WORKING WITH A NATIONAL THEME present the national short film and then engage in dialogue with your students using the Think-Pair-Share methodology

  2. IF WORKING WITH A CONCEPT engage in dialogue with your student using the Think-Pair -Share methodology

The teacher asks one of the proposed open-ended questions and students think quietly about it for a minute or two. Then every student pairs up with a partner, and they discuss the question for two to five minutes. Finally, the whole class engages in a discussion where students raise their hands and share all the thoughts and ideas they’ve gathered.

Questions:

What is home to you?
Do you have objects or food that reminds you of home?
What would you bring if you had to move somewhere new?

You can also use worksheets so students can write down the questions and their thoughts.

Download the Think-Pair-Share worksheet template here.

Part 3 - 10 minsEvaluation

After the discussion and opinion sharing you are invited to evaluate this learning experience. You might consider using the evaluation strategy 3-2-1. You ask your students to write 3 things they learned, 2 things they found interesting, and 1 thing they do not understand, have questions about, or would like to know more about. You can download the 3-2-1 evaluation format here.

Share your experience

We would be delighted to receive information from you. If you wish to share what has been done in your class, we would be happy to receive a short presentation accompanied by photos or works from your students. These can be presented on our social media or our webpage if you wish. In this way, you can inspire and connect with other teachers with the same teaching passion. 

Social media:

  • @Identity on the Line
  • @identityontheline

Send mail to info@i-on.museum

LONG COURSE

Over a week or more

Lesson plan – 6 parts

Part 1 - 45 minsIntroduction

Based on the exhibition material, prepare a short PPT presentation with an introduction on the subject (migration and identity) and related feelings people might experience when forced to leave or voluntarily leaving their homeland. 

You can use our suggested PowerPoint presentation as a starting point. Download the document here.

After the introduction, you are invited to present the long movie to the student, which will be a valuable framework for your future activities.

Part 2 - 30 minsInteractive, dialogue-based learning

The teacher asks one of the proposed open-ended questions, and students think quietly about it for a minute or two. Then every student pairs up with a partner and discusses the question for two to five minutes. Finally, the whole class engages in a discussion where students raise their hands and share all the thoughts and ideas they have gathered.

You can also use worksheets so students can write down the questions and their thoughts.

Questions:

What is home to you?
Do you have objects or food that reminds you of home?
What would you bring if you had to move somewhere new?

Download the Think-Pair-Share worksheet template here.

Part 3 - 10 mins Monitoring

After the discussion and opinion sharing you are invited to evaluate this learning experience. You might consider using the evaluation strategy 3-2-1. You ask your students to write 3 things they learned, 2 things they found interesting, and 1 thing they do not understand, have questions about, or would like to know more. You can download 3-2-1 evaluation template here.

Part 4 Home assignement

The home assignment is aiming to introduce students not only to topics on identity and migration but also to research methods and curatorial practices in view of their future professional development. This is why it is suggested to work on a small school exhibition.

To build your school exhibition the work starts at home. Learners are invited to research the topic which can be approached in two ways

  1. Based on personal experience: learners are invited to detect photos or objects related to the discussed concept (Home, away, resilience, belonging… and produce a poster which integrates the photos (or photographed objects) and their short comments or stories related to this object. 

    You can download a poster templete here. 

  2. Migration based: learners are invited to interview family members who have migratory experiences and present their story accompanied by an illustration (drawing about the story, photo of this person or photo of an object this person connects with his/her migratory experience).

Part 5 - 30 minsSchool work: mounting the exhibition

Invite the learners to place their works on a panel. Once placed, they can present their findings to their schoolmates.

Part 6 - 15 minutesEvaluation

To evaluate the long course:

You can be creative and cut out of paper three types of forms for each student (find in other resources)a heart, a sun, and a drop.

Invite your student to place the form next to the exhibition work that makes them happy (sun), sad (drop) or they sympathize with or feel close to (heart).

Download the Icons template here.

Another evaluation option you might consider is to offer an evaluation template using the following questions/ ready for you in the resources:

  • What did you like most during this project?
  • What is the most important thing you learned?
  • Would you like to have more lectures/ activities similar to this one/ conducted in this way?
  • Rate the level of satisfaction with the following activities
    (NA; No Answer, 1 is bad, 5 most positive. Circle your evaluation)
Film watching NA 1 2 2 2 2
Presentation NA 1 2 2 2 2
Exhibition making NA 1 2 2 2 2
Interviewing NA 1 2 2 2 2
Class discussion NA 1 2 2 2 2
  • Before vs. Now (learners are invited to write one or more things that they discovered which changed their opinion on a topic)

          I used to think:

          Now I think:

Download the Evaluation template here.

  • Share your experience

We would be delighted to receive information from you. If you wish to share what has been done in your class, we would be happy to receive a short presentation accompanied by photos or works from your students. These can be presented on our social media or our webpage if you wish. This way, you can inspire and connect with other teachers with the same passion for teaching. 

Social media:

  • @Identity on the Line
  • @identityontheline

Mail to send to info@i-on.museum

Visit our digital joint exhibition

www.identityontheline.eu
Guidelines and templates
Find all the school teaching materials translated in seven different European languages

Norwegian

DANISH

SWEDISH

LITHUANIAN

SLOVENIAN

Joint Exhibition Material
Find the joint exhibition material translated in seven different European languages

Norwegian

DANISH

SWEDISH

LITHUANIAN

SLOVENIAN

Other resources

Scientific articles

I-ON movies

Digital package

Templates

Joint Exhibition