Scenery, Machinery, People

Subgroup Size

Small Group


30 minutes

External cost



Jones, J. (2017, February 1). Scenery, machinery, people—Rethinking our view of humans. The Culture Blend.


Article based on ideas by Alicja Iwanska, a Polish anthropologist.

Lesson Plan

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Understand and articulate how we place people into categories. 2. Understand how empathy impacts how we form relationships. 3. Explain how they put people into categories in their lives.