What makes us human?

Last month I spent time at The Miami Valley School in Dayton, Ohio. They hosted our American Stories exhibit, I led school assemblies, visited classrooms, and we set up a studio in their greenhouse to ask the student body to reflect on what makes us human. It’s a complicated question…but one that drew thoughtful replies with an interesting range of perspectives in their pre-k through 12th grade student body.

Sometimes we lose our ability to dream as we get older. Sometimes we miss out on the simple beauty and truth that is all around us. It’s good to listen to those around us…and there’s much to learn from the younger voices. Some of their responses are shared here.

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