The main event in Genesis 11 was that everyone at first spoke the same language, God changed their languages and felt they needed to be scattered. The first thing that happened was the world migrated east to settle in a valley in the land of Shina. Once they got there, they built a tower to reach heaven. Next, God gave them different languages and scattered them across the world. Finally, everyone got to live hundreds of years old and have many daughters and sons. A life lesson we can learn from the passage is that pride is a flaw in mankind that can separate us as people. The separation of people is not because of language but symbolized by it. We shouldn’t build up walls and shut others out, but we should build bridges and unite so we can try and do good in the world.
"When they were migrating to the east, they came to a valley in the land of Shina and settled there" (GN 11: 2 )
"Then they said to one another 'Come let us build ourselves a city and a tower at the tops of the sky and so make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered all over the Earth" (Gn 11:4)
"Go to, let us go down, and confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech" (Gn 11:7)