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Practicing Empathy | Global Oneness Project

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Subject English Language Arts — Speaking and Listening, Health and Wellness — Mental, Emotional and Social Health, Science — Physics, Social Studies — World Geography, World Languages & Cultures — Spanish
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Achieve, NGA Center/CCSSO

Attribution Non-commercial NoDerivative



Students watch a film, "Wright's Law" by Zack Conkle, about a unique high school physics teacher and his perspective on life. In this lesson, students discuss the meaning of empathy and what role it plays in their lives. In a classroom discussion, students explore the themes of social and emotional learning and positive role models. Reflective writing prompts are also included to demonstrate students' understanding of the story.
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Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.


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September 09, 2019

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