Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness

Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness
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November 14 - December 20


Click here to download a PDF of an overview of this unit. This handout includes what your child is learning and ways you can practice at home.

  

Lesson 11: Empathy in the Community

In this lesson, students will describe how empathy can help someone identify and solve a problem in their community.


You Can Try This at Home

Point out something that has changed for the better in your neighborhood recently. Ask your child why they think that change is helpful. Point out how empathy might have helped someone decide to make that change.

 

Lesson 12: What’s the Problem?

In this lesson, students will use empathy to identify problems in their school community and think about how these problems might affect other people. This is an important first step toward making positive change in the community.


You Can Try This at Home

Ask your child what problems they see in your neighborhood that affect other people. Point out how empathy helped them notice those problems.

 

Lesson 13: A Different Point of View

In this lesson, students will practice building empathy for different groups affected by a community problem. Learning more about each group’s point of view will help them find solutions that can work better for everyone.


You Can Try This at Home

With your child, think about a problem in your community and make a list together of what you could do to learn more about someone else’s point of view. If possible, try out one of your strategies.

 

Lesson 14: Community Solutions

In this lesson, students will evaluate possible solutions to a community problem by thinking about the points of view of the people who are affected by the problem.


You Can Try This at Home

Point out a problem in your neighborhood that affects other people. With your child, make a list of possible solutions to the problem. Ask your child how different groups in the community might feel about each solution.

 

Lesson 15: You Solution

In this lesson, students will choose a solution to a problem in their school community and explain how it meets the wants and needs of the people who are affected by the problem.


You Can Try This at Home

Point out a change that has happened in your neighborhood recently that was intended to solve a problem. Ask your child if that change was a good solution, and how they know.


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