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Where I’ve Been

#WalkMYWORLD (1)

This Learning Event’s Summary is sharable:

#WalkMyWorld #LE2 – Where I’ve Been. Share an image from your culture. Write about how culture is connected/integral to who you are ٩( ᐛ )و 


Welcome to Learning Event #2 (#LE2) for #WalkMyWorld 2016. In this journey we’ll think about the story of you…told from past, present, and future.

Last week we began with…where I begin? Now we take a step back to where I’ve been. 

Take into consideration

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey

john-w-coleman-6-components-of-cultureCulture can have multiple definitions and layers.

Culture can include the following contexts: national, ethnic, familial, academic, vocational, avocational, religious, communal.

Read Where I’m From, a poem by George Ella Lyon. You can watch a dramatic reading of this below.

As you read Lyon’s words, consider your own culture and where you’ve been. How are these people, values, practices, and places a part of you?

As you consider culture, be aware of the larger role of labels and perspectives sometimes embedded in societal narratives.


Your response

Share an image (or mixture of images) of your culture. Write about how your culture and perhaps your interpretation of culture itself. Remember that no one knows you like you know yourself. You are the expert on you. Trust your perspectives.

Add this content to a page or post online and tweet a link to this out to #WalkMyWorld and your online spaces. Please include #LE2 to indicate the learning event. You may also include a hashtag to recognize your own learning network.

A guiding example

As you consider what you’d like to share, take a look at these two videos inspired by the Lyon poem.


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