“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera



In our I&S class, students had the chance to dive into an intriguing task: crafting an “identity tree” to explore the importance of Religion and Worldviews in shaping our understanding.   This activity highlighted why these topics should be regularly discussed in schools. The ‘identity tree’ offered a structured way to see how both religious and non-religious beliefs shape who we are today. Through this exploration, our aim was to better grasp how these factors influence individuals and communities.


We embarked on a journey of self-discovery as we delved into the depths of our identity through crafting our own Identity Tree. In this engaging activity designed for Individuals and Societies within the International Baccalaureate program, we explored the intricacies of who we are by responding to thought-provoking questions. From the significance of cherished relationships to the values and beliefs shaping our worldview, each branch of our tree represented a unique facet of our identity.

With guidance questions prompting reflection on everything from personal attributes to future aspirations, this activity served as a platform for introspection and understanding within the theme of Beliefs and Values. We unearthed the roots of our identity and cultivated a deeper understanding of ourselves as we crafted our own identity narrative.


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