My Life Backpack

Unit Objectives

TIME:  2 weeks


  • Students will make a poster representing the contents of their “Life Backpack”. This imaginary Life Backpack is a way to describe who we are by imagining that the items in our Life Backpacks represent who we are.
  • Students will first learn how to describe themselves in the ways listed below in the Unit Objectives.
  • Then, they will make a Photoshop poster consisting of images that reflect who they are.
  • Next, they will write a statement, a sort of personal profile, that describes who they are based on what items they carry in their Life Backpack.
  • The Life Backpacks will be put on display—without identifying whose poster is whose.
  • Student’s will be assigned a classmate’s poster, and will say whose Life Backpack it is, based on what they can tell about the person by the contents of the backpack, and what they know about their classmates.
  • Students will write a statement that explains why the believe their assigned poster represents the classmate they have chosen.

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • describe yourself in terms of what sorts of activities you enjoy and what you do in your free time.
  • tell about your hobbies.
  • describe yourself in terms of things that are important to you, e.g., your family, your faith, your friends, and so on.
  • describe yourself in terms of your likes and dislikes.
  • describe yourself in any other way that is meaningful to you.
  • write a personal statement/profile including all of the information listed above, and perhaps more.

By the end of this unit, you will have learned:

  • how to use Photoshop, if you didn’t already know how.
  • how to use Photoshop better if you had some experience using it before.
  • how to describe yourself as one might in a personal profile.