7B: Enables participants to develop life skills, resiliency, and self-esteem via activities
2D: Teaches participants to interact with one another in positive ways;
1E: Promotes psychological and emotional safety through a culture of support, inclusion and mutual respect
Social Awareness, Self-Awareness
Actively exploring historical and contemporary as well as cross-cultural works in a discipline to broaden or deepen the choices students can make
Our world is made up of billions of people with thousands of cultures and thousands of languages. Life looks different for people all around the globe. That’s a lot of differences for us to learn about and celebrate! But while we are all different in so many ways, we also have a lot of commonalities. “Commonality” means something that is the same or similar.
For example, different cultures around the world have different types of games. You might recognize some of them! In Mexico, people play Loteria which is very similar to a game played in America called Bingo. Or in South Africa, people play rugby, which is similar to American football. Even with these differences, games have always brought people together, regardless of the culture or the language.
As you meet new people, try to find what things you have in common and what things are different. As we go through this unit, take time to find three commonalities and three differences with someone new! You may even make a new friend in the process.