We have been looking lots at culture and how we are shaped by it and how it helps make up our identity. Today we did a task where we looked, not at the differences between all people and cultures, but what is actually common between all people. How are we all the same? In what ways are we all just like each other? It was fascinating to see the discussions develop from surface things to deeper things.
Similarities included: we all have a belief in what is right and wrong; we all have rules we follow (or don't follow); we all have a desire to be connected to a family; we all have goals or things we want from life; we all experience emotions.
We followed this up with some art which combined a variety of very different looking people into one portrait. Here they are: