ESL Activities by Field of Experience: Independence
Title: Teenagers on the Verge of Independence
Assessment Tool: PDF
Subject Areas: Writing, Technology / Computers, Social Studies
Equipment / Resources Required:
Computer, Internet, Word processor, Multimedia software (e.g. HyperStudio, PowerPoint), Paint/Draw software
What does it mean to be independent? How are you independent? How are you not independent? What would you need to do to become independent?
Independence / Independent Defined
An example definition to work from could be…
- Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing.
- Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others; self-reliant: an independent mind.
- Not determined or influenced by someone or something else; not contingent: a decision independent of the outcome of the study.
- Often Independent Affiliated with or loyal to no one political party or organization.
- Not dependent on or affiliated with a larger or controlling entity: an independent food store; an independent film.
- Not relying on others for support, care, or funds; self-supporting.
- Providing or being sufficient income to enable one to live without working: a person of independent means.
- The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.
- Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.