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Starting at the Beginning: Exercises that Help Us Look Differently at Words

The exercises that follow are designed to: Explore a personal definition of the term “word.” Consider how others have referred to the signficance of words. Recognize how and why we use certain words. Recognize the importance of being able to name oneself. Define and analyze words that are used within the concepts of diversity. Read … Continued

The exercises that follow are designed to:

  • Explore a personal definition of the term “word.”
  • Consider how others have referred to the signficance of words.
  • Recognize how and why we use certain words.
  • Recognize the importance of being able to name oneself.
  • Define and analyze words that are used within the concepts of diversity.

Read through and complete the first activities in this section:

  • Creating a Personal Definition
  • Considering Other Peoples’ Thoughts
  • Naming Yourself
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