“The world is better because we are each different. I will always try to understand people different from me.”
This week focus on having younger students understand exactly what a community is, what communities look like, and why communities are important. Play off of last week’s theme, and continue to discuss what makes us different – and why our differences do not preclude friendship. Community is not too difficult a concept to grasp for older groups. To open up the conversation and range of potential activities, discuss the more complicated idea of identity – as in, “my identity as a student, as a sister, as a peacemaker, etc.” – and how this identity changes from one community to another.