Slides 2 – 13
Working individually, in pairs on in groups, ask students to jot down words that describe each person’s identity – just based on what they can see.
If you have time, students could jot down their different words on post-it notes and pool them together under three headings (eg) Person 1, Person 2, Person 3.
Now ask students to repeat the exercise using these fuller images.
Discuss: have their responses changed? In what way?
Ask students to work with someone they don’t usually work with.
Give each pair one minute to discover some things that they don’t have in common.
Go around the class (no repetition allowed) until students run out of examples, or until you have highlighted that there are lots of things that make us different or unique.
Ask students to talk again for one minute, this time finding things that they have in common. Go around the class again asking for examples. Ask the rest of the group to raise their hand if they also share this characteristic.
- Even when people’s identities are different, we can always find characteristics in common.
- Even when we share similar identities, we will always have something which makes us individual.
Can students guess the connection between the three individuals on Slides 3 and 4?
Clue: it’s something that they not only have in common with each other, but with also all the students.
Slides 6 – 12
These slides reveal the answers and tell students more about the three individuals. Find out more:
Alice Schofield Coates
Dr Nicholas Patrick mission photograph
Otegoowgoow by Sydney Parkinson
Students can either simply spend some time thinking about the questions, or the questions can be used as the basis for a group or class discussion.