★★★★★ This empathy unit is the perfect way to help your students connect as a group, learn to respect differences, get to know others for who they really are, and to realize almost everyone has hardships to overcome!
-Help your students build self-esteem and work on one of the greatest relationship skills-EMPATHY!
-Help your students see the value of empathy, the power of words for good or bad, and the incredible difference each student can make by supporting the victims of bullying and teasing.
★Help your students build self-esteem and work on one of the greatest relationship skills-EMPATHY!
★Help your students see the value of empathy, the power of words for good or bad, and the incredible difference each student can make by supporting the victims of bullying and teasing.
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★Meets 12 of the 20 Common Core Standards for Technical Subjects
Meets 7 of the 8 National Health Standards
★What sets this curriculum apart from others is that:
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Highly organized, step-by-step teacher directions follow daily PowerPoints and tell you exactly to say!!
Powerfully impact your students with this Common Core aligned 4-week unit that gets to the heart of these “hard to make a difference in teens” topics.
★ALL FUTURE UPDATES ARE INCLUDED!! All new lessons, activities, and any changes that I create for this unit are FREE!! Simply go to your “My Purchases” folder and download anytime!
★Here is What is Included:
-★NEWLY ADDED!!!! Now besides the 20 lessons included in this best-selling “Original Empathy/Violence. Unit,” this resource also includes the 23-lesson “Empathy Unit” from my Middle/Jr. High School Health program. If you teach in a middle or junior high school, you will appreciate these lessons now divided into 3 grade levels and aligned to your middle school standards! (*See more below-some activities are the same!)
You now have your choice between teaching the original unit, or teaching the newly added middle/jr. high version!
-199 Pages of Step-by-step Teacher Directions with 41 Documents
–Easy to Teach: The step-by-step teacher directions that follow along with the PowerPoint slides make these lessons easy to teach.
-391 PowerPoint Slides in 4 Different Presentations
-Unit Packet for Note-taking
-Empathy/Violence Test and Key
-6 Homework Assignments: Including one “Parent-Teen Communicator”-homework that has parents taking a personality survey and comparing theirs to their student’s survey.
★Here is a Day-by-Day Look at the High School Lessons:
Day 2: OVERCOMING LABELS AND STEREOTYPES
-“Venn Diagrams” activity
-Labels and stereotypes discussion
-“Surviving High School” Video
Day 3: OVERCOMING HARDSHIPS
-”Overcoming Hardships” Worksheet
-“Surviving High School” Video Cont.
Day 4: OUR WORDS HAVE POWER
-“Our Words Have Power Activity”
-“If you Really Knew Me Activity”
Day 5: POWERFUL LIFE STORIES PROJECT
-Empathy in “Perspectacles”
-“Life Stories Poster Project “
-”What Would It Be Like” Worksheet
-“One Person Can Make a Difference”
-“Life Story Posters Project”
Day 7: IMPROVING SELF-ESTEEM
-“Self-Esteem Survey” (Taken from “Self-Esteem Unit”)
-”Positive Self-Talk Activity” (Taken from “Self-Esteem Unit”)
-Work on “Life Story Posters”
-How to Deal with Bullying
Day 8 + 9: PERSONALITY SURVEYS!
-“Overcoming Hardships Inspiring Articles” activity
Day 10 + 11: RECOGNIZING AND STOPPING PREJUDISMS
Day 12: MORE ON PREJUDISMS
-One person can make a difference
-Share “Life Story Posters” in small groups activity
Day 13: PROTECTION AGAINST VIOLENCE
-”Risk and Protective Factors Survey”
Day 14: CONTROLLING ANGER!
Day 15: RISK FACTORS FOR VIOLENCE
-20 risk factors for violence
-Don’t hang out with violent people
-What’s the big deal about fights?
Day 16: BEING ASSERTIVE, NOT AGGRESSIVE
-Assertive, NOT Aggressive
-“Assertiveness Survey” (Taken from “Conflict Resolution Unit”)
-What Life is Like in Prison video
-“Blind, Paralyzed, or in Prison for Life”
Day 17: STOP BULLYING AND SUPPORTING VICTIMS
-“Stop Bullying: Making Your Voice Count Activity
Day 19: EMPATHY FINAL TEST
-“Empathy Test” (written or outloud)
-Guest Speaker: My Vice-Principal comes and go over all the school rules, and our Resource Deputy goes over all the state laws on bullying, harassment, violence, fights, cyber bullying, etc. (Many things that are against school rules are not actually against the law off campus, out in pubic!)
20 TOTAL HIGH SCHOOL LESSONS
★★★NEWLY ADDED!!!! My Full Middle/Jr. High School Empathy Unit:
*Middle School Program: (NOTE: These lessons are not meant to be consecutive with the High School lessons! They are the same lessons as the High School program, but they are aligned to Middle School standards and divided into 3 sequential programs!)
Here are SOME of the NEW lessons included in the Middle/Jr. Program:
1) Interactive Empathy Trunks
2) Self-Esteem Survey and Bully Task Cards
3) Stop Bullying: Make Your Voice Count
4) Personality Survey and Parent Homework
5) Understanding Violence
6) Being Assertive, Not Aggressive
Here are topics at a glance:
-Embracing your life story
-Not giving our power to someone else!
-Recognizing risk factors
-Why fights can be a symptom of something bigger
-Resolving conflicts in positive ways
-Good decision-making skills
After teaching health for 19 years, and putting together my own curriculum for all those years, I’ve collected what I feel are the best resources and lessons to help students understand and choose empathy.
These lessons will help students embrace life’s hardships and be proud of their own life story.
You will be able to challenge your classes to respect differences, to see people for who they really are, and to see that if we sat down and got to know almost anyone, we’d see we had things in common.
Lessons will aid you in talking about anger and what we all stand to lose if we lose our tempers. You can help your students see that if they say, “That person makes me so mad,” they’ve just given that person power over them! Rather, they have the power within their own thoughts to calm themselves down.
You will confront students with the possible reality of prison if they turn to violence, or if they are with someone who commits a crime.
★-Everything is EDITABLE in WORD and PDF!!!
-Documents are editable and included in Word and PDF formats.
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