From religion, race, and region to fashion, football, and fences, human beings find endless ways to distinguish themselves from others. Cultivating and expressing our unique identity— or association with like-minded groups— is a natural, psychological need. High school letter jackets, club t-shirts, and sports jerseys of our favorite teams can be a source of pride. And associating with those who share our cultural values can be a source of comfort. But while these are normal human tendencies, they can lead us into dangerously polarizing situations.
This two-part activity will help students discover similarities among people, and find ways to discover our inner common ground.
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