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Shared identity

Civility builds on the recognition that we are members of a shared society. This recognition allows us to stay in dialogue long enough to reach a deep enough understanding of multiple perspectives and contexts (Practices C1 and C2), particularly those that are different from our own. This helps bring to light a balanced understanding of both the assets and challenges facing our communities. Use this activity alone or with a group to think through the common ground you share with people who are very different from you.


   15 minutes

   By: Greater Good Science Center

   Educator-prep | Lifelong learners

Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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