Unit 3: Embracing Differences & Diversity Lesson 3
Lesson 3: Developing Empathy & Learning to Use Empathetic Language
Sometimes students want to support a peer who is struggling but do not know how to help. They might say things that are judgmental, which makes the person feel worse. In this lesson plan, students learn to define the terms “empathy” and “empathetic language.” They identify at least three empathetic responses to use when a peer is in distress.
In this lesson, students learn how to respond to victims of bullying who are provocative targets.