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Identity. The Bear That Wasn’t What does the title “The Bear That Wasn’t” mean? Why didn’t the factory officials recognize the Bear for what he was? Why.

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1 Identity

2 The Bear That Wasn’t What does the title “The Bear That Wasn’t” mean? Why didn’t the factory officials recognize the Bear for what he was? Why did it become harder and harder for him to maintain his identity as he moved through the bureaucracy of the factory?

3 The Bear That Wasn’t What is Tashlin suggesting about the relationship between an individual and society? What is he suggesting about the way a person’s identity is defined? How do powerful individuals and groups shape the identity of those with less power and authority?

4 The Bear That Wasn’t Why is it so difficult for a person to go against the group? Have you ever experienced a similar problem to that of the Bear? How did you deal with it? How did you maintain your independence? How difficult was it to do so?

5 Who Am I? ME Freeman Student Band Member Senior Sister Enjoys Animals German Heritage

6 Create an Identity Box Using a shoebox, glue pictures and words of how you view yourself on the inside of the box. On the outside of the box, paste pictures of how others view you.

7 Labels and Race How can labels be misleading? What does the term race mean? Imagine you apply for a copy of your birth certificate and when you receive it, you discover that it lists your “race” as something other than what you and everyone else thought it to be.

8 Labels and Race This happened in 1977 to Susie Guillory- Phipps from New Orleans She was a white woman who was defined as black Went 222 years back in her heritage to discover her great-great-great-great grandmother was black.

9 Religious Stereotyping Like race, our religion is part of our identity Religion is defined as “an organized system of beliefs and rituals centering on a supernatural being or beings” All religions teach respect for individuals, but in practicing their faith, individuals tend to stress the differences rather than the similarities.

10 Religious Stereotyping As a result, some come to regard those who choose to follow another religion as suspicious, different, and dangerous. Hatred may spread throughout the land like the plague, so that a class, religion, a nation will become the victim of hatred an no one foresees the inevitable consequences.

11 Tolerance World History documents the struggle of people to build societies that include and protect everyone. Why would some people object to the word tolerate? Respond to the following prompt: Without tolerance, society is doomed.

12 Us and Them Sometimes identity is used to exclude people from membership in various groups. When we identify something as like us we are accepting, but when classify something as unlike us, we are dividing the world. We use our language to exclude, to distinguish- to discriminate.

13 Nations and Identity Nations, like individuals, have an identity What would an identity chart for the U.S. look like?

14 Nationalism Membership is very important to idea of a nation. Nationalism is a feeling more positive than love for one’s country, it is a feeling of superiority of one’s nation over other nations.

15 Nationalism By 1800’s many Europeans were defining a nation as a people who share traditions and a history. Germany insisted that a common language, history, and culture was essential to national identity.

16 Nationalism In 1810, a German nationalist wrote, “A state without Volk is nothing, a soulless artifice; a Volk without a state is nothing, a bodiless airy phantom, like the Gypsies and the Jews. Only state and Volk together could form a Reich, and such a Reich cannot be preserved without Volkdom.”

17 Nation Building In Germany Early 1800’s Germany was not a united nation, but a confederacy of more than thirty autocratic states. War broke out in 1870 with Kaiser Wilhelm I (William of Prussia) declaring a German empire with Otto von Bismark as the Chancellor, or chief advisor

18 Nation Building In German Bismark and Wilhelm prepared a Constitution that gave all German men the right to vote. Established the Reichstag, German parliament, which had little authority.

19 A Changing World 1800’s world changed faster than ever before Industrial revolution Created a rootless society where it was easy to blame someone else for all that was new and disturbing. They were responsible for all of societies ills

20 Who Were They? In the Ottoman Empire, it was the Armenians. In the United States, they were immigrants, African Americans and Native Americans In much of Europe, they were Jews.


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