★★★★★ 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.
-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.
-This unit has a powerful life story art project, some overcoming hardship activities, self-esteem survey and activities, discussions on discrimination and prejudisms, and anti-bullying activities that can really impact individuals and improve your classroom atmosphere!
-What sets this curriculum apart is that it’s not just a unit outline…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.
-The program meets 12 of the 20 Common Core Standards for Technical Subjects
-The program meets7 of the 8 National Health Standards
-The program meets 10 State Standards
-Everything is EDITABLE in WORD and PDF!
-NEWLY ADDED! Now besides the 20 lessons included in this best-selling “Original Empathy/Violence. Unit,” this resource also includes the . 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)
-You now have your choice between teaching the original unit, or teaching the newly added middle/jr. high version; !
•“Great program, students are loving this and the changes I see are rippling through our school.”
•“Really hits home on topics that are relevant to my kids.”
•“This unit is amazing and SOOOO detailed!” “Honestly one of the best resources I have ever paid for. So thorough and well thought out.”
•” WOW!! This unit is amazing!! It’s so detailed…and excellent PowerPoints!! I highly recommend this product!”
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•“My favorite resource I have ever bought.”
•“These are working great in my difficult classes.”
★ALL FUTURE UPDATES FOR LIFE 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!
-This Product is 200 MB
-214 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.
Day 1: WHAT IS EMPATHY
-Definition of Empathy
Day 2: OVERCOMING LABELS AND STEREOTYPES
-“Venn Diagrams” activity
-Labels and stereotypes discussion
-“Surviving High School” Video
Day 3: OVERCOMING HARDSHIPS
-“The Gingham Dress”
-”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”
Day 6: WHAT IS EMPATHY
-“Life Story Posters Project”
Day 7: IMPROVING SELF-ESTEEM
-”Positive Self-Talk Activity”
-Work on “Life Story Posters”
-How to Deal with Bullying
Day 8: PERSONALITY SURVEYS!
-“Overcoming Hardships Inspiring Articles” activity
Day 9: RECOGNIZING AND STOPPING PREJUDISMS
-Reading true stories
Day 10: MORE ON PREJUDISMS
-More on prejudisms
-One person can make a difference
-Share “Life Story Posters” in small groups activity
Day 11: PROTECTION AGAINST VIOLENCE
-Intro to violence
-Definition of violence
-True story articles
-”Risk and Protective Factors Survey”
Day 12 AND 13: CONTROLLING ANGER!
-Setting an anger goal
-Optional Anger Cartoon
-Work on Anger Cartoons
Day 14: RISK FACTORS FOR VIOLENCE
-20 risk factors for violence
-Don’t hang out with violent people
-What’s the big deal about fights?
Day 15: BEING ASSERTIVE, NOT AGGRESSIVE
-Assertive, NOT Aggressive
-What Life is Like in Prison video
-“Blind, Paralyzed, or in Prison for Life”
Day 16 AND 17: STOP BULLYING AND SUPPORTING VICTIMS
-“Stop Bullying: Making Your Voice Count Activity
Day 18: FORGIVENESS
Day 19: EMPATHY FINAL TEST
-Wrap Up Video
-“Empathy Test” (written or outloud)
Day 20: GUEST SPEAKER
-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!)
27 TOTAL LESSON (Including “Optional” Lessons)
*Many of these lessons are similar to original main unit, but they are divided into 3 grade levels, have added introductory topics and activities, are based on 45-minute lessons, and are aligned to middle school standards!
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) Cyber Bullying
1) Dealing with Bullying
2) Ways to Stop a Bully
3) Overcoming Hardships
4) Personality Survey and Parent Homework
5) Understanding Violence
6) Anger cartoons
1) Empathy Survey
2) Empathy Videos
3) The Power of Words
4) Life Story Project
6) Being Assertive, Not Aggressive
Here are topics at a glance:
-Respect for differences
-The Power of words
-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
-Documents are editable and included in Word and PDF formats.
-Ask your school district to purchase this curriculum for you!
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