Contextualizing Identities

Subgroup Size

Entire group


1 hour

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Activity created by Annette Benson, CILMAR, Purdue University, adapted from:

Antolini, T. & Gross, R. (Hosts). (2015, September 10). Coming out meatless. In Gravy (No. 21) [Audio podcast episode]. Southern Foodways Alliance.

LSA Inclusive Teaching Initiative, University of Michigan. (2017, August 16). Social identity wheel

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Recognize the role of context and circumstances in construction and enactment of identity. 2. Articulate the ways in which identity shifts and is perceived across contexts.