Empathy: Grades 9-12

Empathy can be the glue that holds a society together. Learning how to see and appreciate a situation from another's point is key to developing empathy toward others. The two activities in this resource are designed to help teens identify ways to show more empathy to one another.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Review or conduct a mini-lesson on the format of newspaper articles
  • Laminate the "Walk a Mile in Another Person's Shoes" scenarios to permit reuse
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires computers with internet access
Pros
  • The activities encourage the development of self-awareness as well as viewing situations from other perspectives
  • The packet includes links to the background reading articles, a template for the role-play activity,  and discussion questions
Cons
  • None