Empathy

Introduction

Enjoy relevant, purposeful learning. Follow the steps of the Full-Circle Learning model through a series of activities applicable for school or home use. ​ Lesson plans include links for broadcast or online classrooms as well as print options for classrooms or homes without technology.

Outline

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Element 1 The Aroma of Empathy

Secondary Students contemplate the value of empathy through the eyes of someone who shares the gift of rice.

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Element 2 Empathy on the Conflict Bridge

Students prepare to resolve conflicts that arise in sharing, serving and growing food.

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Element 3 Storytell It: Seeing Others as One Family

Through videos and by reading and writing literature, students examine the value of seeing the world through the eyes of another.

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Element 4 Protecting the Rice Plant and the Planet

Videos help students balance environmental concerns with the need for agricultural yields and make recommendations to regional growers.

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Element 5 Empathy Heals

Students compare the role of empathy in addressing pain as well as hunger pangs. They learn health care skills for treating Covid-19 through hands on video and print lessons and they create a lesson to teach others.

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Element 6 Making Music to Promote Empathy

A student composer shares her song. Students learn it to enhance their projects.

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Element 7 Rice Poem Activities

Students present poetry on video. Students discuss the messages. They tally rice imports to enhance the themes of their own poems.

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Element 8 Share Empathy at Home

Seeing through the eyes of family members, students anticipate and act on the specific needs of family members.

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Element 9 Send Face Masks to Prevent Covid-19

Students make face masks for delivery to essential workers and to loved ones, to promote community prevention of infectious disease.

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Element 9-B Knowledge as a Tool

Collect one of the best antidotes for curing disease: knowledge. This step will show you how.

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Element 10 Journaling to Sustain Empathy

Students follow up with daily writing activities to practice the good habits they’ve developed.

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Element 11 Glossary

Readers can preview and review terms not defined in the reading material.

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