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December: We All Want to Feel Included
Fourth graders define empathy and relate to friendship. In this social skills lesson, 4th graders discuss the pros and cons of making friends by feeling empathy for their hurts. Students discuss ways to keep friends.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads
Empathy and Art
Pupils watch an episode of the PBS show "Maya and Miguel" and examine how to express empathy with someone who has a disability. They discuss the episode, and create an art project using one hand only, or paint an object blindfolded and discuss how it feels to create art in this different way.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students complete activities to develop empathy. In this empathy lesson, students complete discussion activities and all the related worksheets in order to build their understanding of the concepts to empathy. Students identify a public figure who has shown empathy.
4th - 6th Health 20 Views 124 Downloads
The Power of Empathy
Students investigate the emotion and social practice of empathy. They role play being in various situations in order to understand the feelings of others. Students pick an adult to interview who has overcome great difficulty.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 79 Downloads
New Review We've All Been There
What does empathy look like? Encourage your pupils to put themselves in another person's shoes with several writing and discussion activities that relate to a featured short film. Over the course of the activity, individuals collaborate with others, discuss the theme, write short stories, and view and respond to the film.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Developing Empathy and Building Friendships
This bullying prevention lesson addresses the meaning of empathy, feelings of being excluded, and friendship-building skills. While it is designated for 8th grade, some of the materials seem appropriate for 6th or 7th grade. The lesson includes a brainstorming activity, an inclusion/exclusion exercise, small group and whole class discussion.
6th - 8th Health 17 Views 141 Downloads
Students design a paper quilt. In this empathy quilt lesson, students create a note card using personal experience and by researching information on either tolerance, awareness, empathy or acceptance to contribute to the class quilt. This lesson is part of a Problem Based Learning (PBL) unit.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 45 Downloads
Second graders read articles about being afraid, dealing with anger and apologizing. In this feelings instructional activity, 2nd graders read articles and discuss the feelings they have. Students describe their feelings and how to be supportive of each other.
2nd Health 3 Views 38 Downloads
Emergency Shelter Project: Empathy Unit
Students design emergency shelters. In this designing emergency shelters lesson, students discuss living conditions of people after a natural disaster. Students discuss the tsunami that struck East Asia. Students design collapsible shelters that could be used in an emergency situation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
"Indian Camp": Empathy, Ethics, Ethnicity
Class members have an opportunity to develop empathy as they assume the identity of one of the characters in Ernest Hemingway's short story, "Indian Camp." They write about one event in the story from the point of view and in the voice of their character, craft an extension to the story in Hemingway's voice, and research the writer's life to find parallels between Hemingway's life and the events in the story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tia and Marco
The documentary film, Tia and Marco, is used to stimulate a conversation about illegal immigration, stereotyping, and prejudice. The point of view of the film and the exercises is that empathy is the key to combating discrimination.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 8 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
December: We All Want to Feel Included
Second graders discuss bullying, empathy and making friends. In this social skills lesson, 2nd graders read a story and have a class discussion on what it means to be empathetic, how to be a good friend and how strong friendships and empathy can help prevent bullying.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
Working Together to Prevent Bullying: We All Want to Feel Included
Help learners understand the impact of bullying and express empathy. Pupils re-arrange jumbled poems about bullying in small groups and discuss these poems with the class. Hold a discussion about empathy and friendship to encourage students to be accepting of everyone at school.
7th Health 3 Views 39 Downloads
We All Want to Feel Included
Fourth graders discuss the concept of empathy. In this character education lesson, 4th graders discuss how it feels to be excluded and how to show empathy for those who have been bullied. Students discuss how to treat everyone with kindness.
4th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 20 Downloads
Learners practice problem solving skills by asking questions and participating in a design challenge. In this asking questions lesson, students work in pairs to ask questions to design a solution for a difficult personal problem. Learners use empathy to design a challenge activity where they research a problem in a specific country.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 14 Views 44 Downloads
Health Education: An Integrated Approach; A Day Without Sight
Fourth graders hypothesize about the difficulties they may encounter if they did not have their sense of sight, in order to establish a sense of empathy for the disabled. In this lesson on senses, 4th graders record all of the things they have done up to this point in the day, then explain how they may have done those things if they were not able to see.
4th Health 3 Views 2 Downloads
What is reconciliation?
Tenth graders practice using empathy with an enemy. In this Current Events instructional activity, 10th graders prepare possible peace plans for Bosnia after the war. Students write a report on Nelson Mandela's use of reconciliation in South Africa.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Listening to Other Voices
Students develop empathy through writing. In this writing skills lesson, students read the listed poems and then respond to analysis questions about them. Students write poetry responses of the characters in the poems they read. The poetry should incorporate figurative language and voice.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 56 Downloads