Wikijunior:Introduction to History/Things that are the same; things that are different

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All human beings, in all places and at all times, are born, grow up, and die, we laugh and cry, we sing and dance, we trade, we raise families, we eat and drink, we sleep. These are things that we have in common with the people of the past.

But people live in many different ways. There are times when many people grow old, and other times when most people die young. There are times when people live in peace, and other times when they are caught up in wars. Some people hunt, some farm, some work in factories. Art, music, religion, family life, customs and laws all differ widely from place to place and time to time. Each culture has its unique forms of expression: the dances of the Bantu peoples, the music of the Beatles.