Similarities and Discovering Diversity
How easy is it to find someone who thinks
and feels the same as you?
• Personal identity
• Accepting and celebrating diversity
• We are all different and all equal
• To discover the diversity within
• To develop communication skills
• To get to know each other and develop
a good group feeling
• Copies of the sheet and pens -
one per person
Ask each player to fill in the question
sheet and then to try to find someone else who has the same
answers to all the questions. If they can't find someone,
ask them to try to find someone with whom they share four
characteristics, if they can't do that - then someone with
three or at least two!
Debriefing and evaluation
Start by asking if people enjoyed this
activity and why?
Then go on to talk about what they learned.
• How many people found someone else
with all five - four - three - two - one characteristic
• What diversity of religion, taste
in music, pet hates, favourite drinks etc. is there in the
• If you are such a diverse group
how are you going to be able to work together?
Suggestions for follow up
People who are different are often discriminated
against. If you want to explore what it feels like to be
part of the majority and or a minority you could try 'Odd
Alternatively, you could try 'Knysna
Blue' to relax and enjoy a little music, to find out
more about the musical tastes of others in the group and
to explore the cultural images we gain through music.
Whoever we are, however similar or diverse
each one of us has rights of equality and dignity under
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Young people
under the age of 18 have special rights under the Convention
of the Rights of the Child. If you want to find out more
about the duties and responsibilities enshrined in the CRC,
then you may like to do the activity, 'Children's
Rights' in Compass.
Seeking similarities and discovering
Write in the answers to the questions below
and then try to find someone else who has the same answers
to all the questions. If you can't do it, try to find someone
with whom you share four characteristics - or three - or
two - or are you unique?
• I was born in
• My religion is
• I am allergic to
• My pet hate is
• My favourite music is