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Making Generalizations

Handout 1.2

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Generalizations are traits that are universally applicable and apply to a whole group or every member of that group.

Many of the characteristics you have included in your lists can be described by generalizations. For example: a generalization for Scottish, Irish, French, Aboriginal, East Indian, etc. could be multicultural or pluralistic.

Make a generalization for each of the following:

_____________________________ mountains, rivers, waterfalls, etc.

_____________________________ lawyers, farmers, fishers, salesperson, artist, etc.

_____________________________ charter of rights, freedom of speech, elected government, etc.

_____________________________ peacekeeping, foreign aid, national health care, charities, etc.

_____________________________ Celine Dion, Terry Fox, Mike Myers, etc.

Create some examples of your own:

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