American Born Chinese

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American Born Chinese and Self-Identity:

American Born Chinese and Self-Identity How Self-Identity affects our society and personal lives

What is Self-identity?:

What is Self-identity? Go ahead and pair share after you are done


Self-identity states, “it is the identity or consciousness of identity of a thing with itself.” Self Identity is composed of relatively permanent self- assessments- *personality attributes *knowledge of one’s skills and abilities *one’s occupation and hobbies *awareness of one’s physical attributes.

How can self-identity impact you and society?:

How can self-identity impact you and society?

Who Said This?:

Who Said This? “The only other Asian in my class was Suzy Nakamura” (Yang 31). Character: _____________________________ “Sorry to bother you, but you’re Chinese, aren’t you?” (Yang 37). Character: _____________________________ “Dis pletty Amellican girl wiff bountiful Amellican bosom must berong to cousin Da-nee” (yang 51). Character :______________________________

Relating back to American Born Chinese:

Relating back to American Born Chinese The Monkey King Jin Chin- Kee jiTkGem5ApA *All deal with lack of self-identity*

Relating back to American Born Chinese:

Relating back to American Born Chinese Repercussions due to lack of self-identity Bullying Depression Fitting In Low Self-esteem


Bullying Aggressive behavior may be bullying depending on what happened, how often it happens and who it happens to. Find out what bullying is and what the different types are. You can also learn more about other topics related to bullying. Types of Bullying: Verbal, social, and physical

Chart on Bullying:

Chart on Bullying


Depression Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest . It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn't worth living. Types of Depression: major depression major depressive disorder clinical depression


Conformity Conformity is a type of social influence involving a change in belief or behavior in order to fit in with a group.This change is in response to real (involving the physical presence of others) or imagined (involving the pressure of social norms / expectations) group pressure.

What are some ways to prevent these impacts?:

What are some ways to prevent these impacts?

Class Assignment :

Class Assignment 9.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. Students will tell the story of a character-whether fictional or non-fictional emphasizing key elements such as Bullying , Depression, and Conformity- all topics brought up in the novel with the three characters. Students will educate the class on how self-identity can impact a person whether it be positive or negative and their actions based on one of the topics brought up in the novel.


Toondoo American Born Chinese is written in comic book form. Toondoo is a program that will allow you to create comic strips and cartoons easily Tutorial: Hg


Requirements Work in teams of 3-4 Have at least 10 comic strips-include dialogue Have background knowedge on topic chosen Due date: Dec. 2

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