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.
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Voices of Iraqi Refugees
The stated goal of this resource is to provide learners with basic facts about and build empathy for Iraqi refugees. To do so elementary classes develop a plan for how to welcome refugees to their classroom. Middle schoolers read...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem—8th Grade
Inspire secondary students to stand up against bullying and take responsibility. After a class discussion on what it means to be a bystander, young adults brainstorm ways to help when they are witnesses to bullying. Participants converse...
8th English Language Arts
Bullying Is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up—7th Grade
Look at bullying from the other side with this lesson on bullying prevention. Conduct discussions on ways to deal with anger and reasons why someone might bully. After examining mistaken beliefs in small groups and using role-playing to...
7th Social Studies & History
Bullying Is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up—8th Grade
Look at bullying from the other side with this instructional activity on bullying prevention. Conduct discussions on ways to deal with anger and reasons why someone might bully. After reading a letter written by a school buddy, build...
8th Social Studies & History
If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem—6th Grade
Sixth graders determine ways to prevent bullying. In this character education activity, 6th graders explore why people bully others and what to do if they are a witness to bullying. Students brainstorm a list of actions to take to...
6th Social Studies & History
Social Studies: Empathy for Living Things
Pupils, after listening to a reading of Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree," use Bloom's Taxonomy to discuss their reactions. By writing letters to the tree, they demonstrate their feelings of empathy and share them with the class. ...
1st - 5th English Language Arts