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Identity Essay – Focus on Ho Chi Minh or the Viet Cong. What does identity mean?. Identity. The identity essay explains the characteristics of a group or individual’s identity, how it was developed and how it was expressed. Development. C. Characteristics. WHAT they believe,

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The identity essay explains the characteristics of a group or individual’s identity, how it was developed and how it was expressed.

Development

C

Characteristics

WHAT they believe,

Methods they use, distinctive leadership..

D

WHY they formed

these beliefs

(conflict!)

E

Expressed

HOW they take

action

to express

their identity.

7 steps to completing an identity essay in class
7 Steps to completing an Identity essay in class…
  • Gather basic information on group or individual.
  • Organise the information into Characteristics, Development or Expression.
  • Look at a good example of an ‘identity’ essay so you can see how it is structured.
  • Decide HOW you will structure your essay.
  • Plan paragraphs.
  • Write an introduction and conclusion.
  • Bring notes to class on Monday….
essay structure introduction
The Introduction should act like a ‘menu’ explaining what the essay will cover. A popular structure for the introduction is:

“There are many factors that contributed to the distinctive sense of identity expressed by _______ during the _______. These factors included [list the factors you will write about].Each of these factors helped develop _______’s [list a few of the characteristics of your individual or group]. _________ expressed their distinctive identity through actions that included [list the actions you will write about].”

Essay structure: Introduction
essay structure basic outline of paragraphs
Introduction

Characteristics

Characteristics

Development

Development

Expression

Expression

Expression

Conclusion

Essay structure: Basic outline of paragraphs
characteristics paragraph topics
Characteristics paragraph topics

What they

believed or

wanted

Distinctive beliefs, values and goals.

Distinctive strategy or method to achieve the goals

Distinctive sense of cohesion or discipline

A strong leader who personifies or articulates the distinctive sense of identity of the group.

development of identity topics always involves a conflict
Development of identity topics – always involves a conflict

Nationalist struggle against the French (origins of the Viet Cong)

The unpopularity of Diem’s rule.

American intervention in Vietnam

Explain HOW it helped develop

a characteristic!

expression of identity actions they took
Structure One

Political

Military

Social and economic

Structure Two

Formation and early guerrilla/terror campaigns.

Propaganda and land reform

Tet Offensive

Expression of Identity (Actions they took)

Name the characteristic expressed!

conclusion
Conclusion

A brief summary of your argument – similar in structure to an introduction….