What is Empathy?

What is empathy?

In this lesson students will define what “empathy” is and use problem-solving skills to brainstorm solutions to social issues as a result of class discussions.

Curriculum Connections

  • Social Studies: Government, Civics, Social Change 

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Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning…to consider different points of view in current events.
  • So I can…explore social issues affecting our society.
  • I know I understand when…I can define what “empathy” is and use problem-solving skills to brainstorm solutions to social issues as a result of class discussions.
  • Students will be able to…identify elements of empathy and brainstorm ideas to create their own photo story on an issue that they find important.

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

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