ELA B30 A1 Self Identity (media resources)
Here are some links to help you explore the texts and themes within this section.
- Website: pronunciations of names by country
- Twitter Collection (Waldner assembled): Anglocized Names – personal. current examples
- Article: How Much Racism do you Face Everyday?
Discussion on unintended bias encounters, known as “microaggressions”
Path B: Options for more practice or choice of poem(s)
There are other poems that reveal an author’s search for their self-identity and their place in their society.
Identity Poems in Shared Google Doc – join here to share your comments as you read three of the poems.
- “An Introduction” poem – Kamala Das
- Waldner recorded “An Introduction” audio of poem
- “I am Alien in Africa and Everywhere” poem – Dennis Brutus
- Brutus was a prisoner alongside Nelson Mandela in South Africa. He lived in the United States for a time, exiled from his home country. In this video, you could hear the voice of the writer for this poem.
- Waldner recorded “I am Alien in Africa and Everywhere” audio of poem
- “Home” poem Fred D’Aguiar – read along with the poem in the article below
- Podcast: “Black Names in White Classrooms: Teacher Behaviours and Student Perceptions”
- This page includes written transcript of the podcast, so you can jump down in the page to some of the research findings.