9th Graders Explore Cultural Sensitivity

In anticipation of their China trip next month, 9th graders have been learning how cultural norms differ across the world, how to be mindful of those norms and what to do if they inadvertently cause offense in an unfamiliar culture. On Monday, students divided into groups from two imaginary countries with specific norms around greetings, meals and gift giving. They then interacted, noting how easy it was to misunderstand intentions, especially without communicating in a shared language. Thank you to Ms. Tam and Ms. Chu for spearheading the workshop!