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Characters are shaped by internal and external events

Statement of Inquiry

Statement of Inquiry:
Students will understand that a character can be shaped by internal and external events through an inquiry into identity and relationships.

Inquiry Questions:

  • What strategies do authors use to communicate character traits?


  • How is the character's identity shaped by the events and themes?

  • How are we positioned to view characters and their situations?


  • Why do we have different emotional responses to characters?

  • What forms of characterization are effective?

  • Can insignificant events have a changing impact on the character's identity?

Approaches to Learning:

  • Create original works and ideas; use existing works and ideas in new ways  

  • Thinking - Creative thinking

  • Collect, record and verify data  

  • Research - Information literacy

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