Understandings: Students will understand that -Empathy is a key component in relationship building. -Effective communication involves listening and respecting the ideas/opinions of others. -Cooperation involves working together toward a common goal (teamwork).
Essential Questions: Why is community important? Why is being a member of a community important? How can I become a contributing member of a community?
Activity 1: inspirational stories: -work with partner and as Mr. Scheel reads inspirational short stories, decide what the stories are about..be prepared to discuss Personality Test: -click the link below to take the personality test. See what sort of personality fits you. -we will compare the results with each other -fill in the graphic organizer after the test.
Activity 2: Theme: Empathy Good Traits/Bad Traits -as a small group, discuss and record a list of traits that people posses. We will write down these traits as a class and discuss them Empathy: -vocab word: fill in the frayer model template together to help learn what empathy means
Activity 3: Theme: empathy What would you do? We will watch "what would you do?" videos that display different content based on empathy. as a small group discuss what you saw and how you would react if you were put in that position(s)
Pick a newsela article under the search: Empathy -you have many choices for articles, choose an article that you find interesting, fill in the graphic organizer that goes along with it. You need to understand that how your article displays Empathy and be prepared to talk about it.
Activity 4: Theme: perspective We will start with a powerpoint presentation in class. During this pp pres, you will determine what it is you are seeing in the slide
Video: 6 different perspectives: watch the video of photographers taking picture of a guy and the photographers are told, different things about him, see how they view him differently based on what they "think" they know about him.
Reinforcement activity: we will play a game where I have a scarf and I tell you it is a scarf....it will be your turn, you will tell me that it is not a scarf, it is a.........(think of something other than telling that it is a scarf)