David Lepora

David Lopera wrote this essay in 2014 when he was an 11th grader at the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science in Boston.

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Trying to Fit In: Help Your Students Explore Their Identity

Posted by David Lepora on August 8, 2017

Adolescence is a time when many young people are figuring out who they are. David Lopera, a high school student in Boston, describes what happened when he went to great lengths to fit in at school. You'll find this essay and more in our new unit, "My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States." This series of six lessons will challenge your students to define their own identity and their relationship to society as a whole.  

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