Author:
Special Olympics Indiana
Subject:
Education, English Language Arts, Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Grade:
3, 4, 5
Tags:
  • Community Influence
  • Epic
  • Erskine
  • Inclusion
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Empathy for All

    Empathy for All

    Overview

    In this lesson, students will discuss, collaborate, and complete an activity to learn how to show empathy toward others.

    Lesson Overview

    Please adapt the lesson activity to fit your students' abilities and interests.

    Introduction

    In this lesson, students will discuss, collaborate, and complete an activity to learn how to show empathy toward others.

    Grades 3 – 5

    Themes

    • Empathy

    Objectives

    During this lesson, students will:

    • Define empathy and its importance.
    • Discuss how to show empathy for others.
    • Write a reflection paper on the importance of empathy.

    Essential Questioning

    Students should be able to answer these questions by the end of this lesson:

    • What does it mean to show empathy?
    • Why is being able to show empathy for others important?

    Indiana Academic Standards

    • INSS.ELA: 3.RL.3.2 Distinguish personal point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
    • INSS.ELA: 3.W.4 Apply the writing process.
    • INSS.ELA: 4.RL.3.2 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
    • INSS.ELA: 4.RL.4.2 Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics and patterns of events in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
    • INSS.ELA: 4.W.4 Apply the writing process.
    • INSS.ELA: 5.RL.4.2 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
    • INSS.ELA: 5.W.4 Apply the writing process.

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