My Chosen Principle
This reflective Kwanzaa worksheet invites students to engage with the holiday’s principles on a personal level. The prompt asks them to identify which principle of Kwanzaa resonates the most with them and to elaborate on the reasons behind their choice. The worksheet provides ample lined space for students to write their responses, facilitating a written exploration of how the values embedded in Kwanzaa’s celebration apply to their own lives.
The simplicity of the worksheet’s design focuses the student’s attention on introspection and personal connection, making it an excellent resource for teachers to use in a lesson on cultural self-awareness and identity. By pondering the principles of Kwanzaa, such as unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith, students have the opportunity to consider and articulate the ways in which these principles impact their individual and community life. This activity not only educates students about the cultural aspects of Kwanzaa but also encourages them to integrate these values into their daily living.