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Use the links below to learn more about your role. Specifically, look for answers to the following questions:

Why do people in different parts of the world speak different languages?

What is language?

Learn three interesting things to communicate in a different language.

How can people communicate without language?

Make up 1 - 3 rules that explain how communication and language works. (Do you need help making up Rules?)

Starting Points on the Internet

Indigenous Languages around the World - from the UN
Why would people speak different languages around the world?

The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World - list from Babbel
How many languages do you know? What languages do people speak in your area? See many of the languages in one visualization

How Does Your Voicebox Work? - video from Brit Lab
If the voice boxes of humans from the world work the same, why do languages sound so different?

Non-verbal languages
Make your name in one of these other languages / alphabets:
Say Hello in 15 Different Languages - video from Juny & Tony
Choose one of the languages you don't know and say "Hello" in it.

Body Language in Different Cultures - interactive graphic
Hover over the ? to learn. What is one gesture you do that you wouldn't do in another country? What gesture and country is that?

How Do Animals Sound In Other Languages? - short video quiz
Learn one other language's version of how an animal "talks"

Emojipedia - collection of emojis
Type a word in the search and see if there's an emoji for it.

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