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Catie Lewis

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Catie Lewis is an Austin-based artist from South Carolina. Her work explores her Filipino identity that she reconnected with after meeting her birth family six years ago and her identity as a child growing up in America.

Her work can open opportunities for self-awareness, social awareness, and self-management, due to the focus of her work. Students can relate and empathize with her experiences and, potentially, their own experiences reflected in her work.

Practices include:

  • Integrating personal and social identities

  • Identifying personal, cultural, and linguistic assets

  • Identifying one’s emotions

  • Linking feelings, values, and thoughts.

  • Identifying diverse social norms, including unjust ones

  • Managing one’s emotions

  • Demonstrating personal and collective agency

Big ideas for lessons include: Identity, Heritage, Home, Family

Note: This Artist’s focus/topic may not comply with your school’s guidelines on school-appropriate topics; please review your school’s rules prior to referencing any artists.

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