With his very haphazard Photoshop skills Kyle introduces the concept of Diversity by looking at some common situations we find ourselves in.
RUNTIME: 3min 50sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to Mashy GFX Diversity
Kyle mentions three situations where someone being different to you has maybe made you feel awkward, uncomfortable, or unsure of what to do. Describe a time that you have been in a similar situation and you’ve felt awkward, uncomfortable, or unsure around someone that was different to you.
In your group recognise the things that make you different from each other. Be kind when talking about differences as people can feel shy about the things that make them different, instead of pointing out what makes others different, observe the things that make you different.
If everyone feels safe, ask questions about the things that make each of you unique and remember to listen to each other. Hear and learn something about each other that you might not have known before.
Kyle says that, “we are all different and different is good!” As a group, come up with a short statement that explains why “different is good”.
Lyds shares a very useful catch phrase that reminds us about the importance of Diversity.
RUNTIME: 4min 03sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to Catch Phrase Diversity
Lydia suggests that if we are to look around when we are out and about we’ll notice that there are people from different countries and from different cultures. Do a quick survey of the people in your class finding out the different countries people come from, or the different cultures they relate with, or something else that you notice about the people in your class.
Imagine you’ve just got home from school and someone asks you, “What did you learn today?” Explain to them the idea of diversity, what it means, and why it’s good to celebrate diversity.
It’s great when Lydia points out that when it comes to other people, we are the different ones. How would you want people to feel and act around you, when you’re the different one?
Practice the Catchphrase in Te reo Maori and English.
Three things are suggested in this video to help us celebrate someone who is different: Ask questions, Learn, and Include. Use some time right now to think of some questions you could ask; someone who is from another country, someone who is blind, someone who wears religious clothing, someone who is really old, someone who has a different interest than you.
As a group, come up with some ways that you would like to be included when you might be the different one.