An Independent Day School for Grades 6-12

Middle School's Identity Tapestry

Identity and voice are major themes in the Middle School humanities classrooms, combining academic, personal and creative exploration. Librarian Amy Geriak brought the concept of an “Identity Tapestry” to the Middle School for a recent 7th grade Human Development activity. She was inspired by...

...a piece created by artist Mary Corey March who gave her permission to replicate the idea. According to Amy, “students came up with 200 statements about different aspects of their identity and posted them on labeled nails. We then gave them colorful yarns to weave onto the statements that most resonated with them.” The striking end-result is both engaging and revealing, showing in 3D how we are more complex and connected than we might think.

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