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The Name Jar

The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi



Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name.  I would love to use this in my classroom to encourage inclusion.  People from different cultures are interesting and not weird.  We should want to get to know them and their culture to better understand them.

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