This unit focuses on how learning and identity development occur in cultural contexts using a critical multicultural lens. It also supports students to explore their own cultural identity and consider the ways that their language, culture, and experiences can serve as assets in teaching. It offers students the language to identify potential biases and the tools to push back against them. Students write two personal narratives; the first focuses on the student’s cultural identity and the second on the student’s parent or family member’s educational history. Each of these narratives allows the student to expand their understanding of culture, educational equity, personal strengths, and aspirations deeper over time. Each essay asks them to integrate the unit’s concepts and skills in writing personal narratives that link examples from their own or their family’s lives to aspects of their own learning, identity or development as a teacher. The lessons gained throughout this unit and in writing these two essays lays a foundation for the college and scholarship applications that students will write as a part of their college access portfolio.