Empathy & Compassion What are they? It is when you try to understand how someone else feels.
How would someone feel if they raised their hand in class and gave an incorrect answer? How would someone feel if they missed the winning kick in the big game? How would someone feel if they tripped and fell during a PTO play? How would someone feel if their pet died? How would someone feel if they began crying during class and someone called them a cry baby?
How would YOU feel if these things happened to you? How would you want other people to treat you? What are YOU going to do if you see these types of things happening? How are YOU going to show empathy and compassion to others?
Turn & Talk activity 1.Tell each other about a time you showed empathy towards someone. Explain how this made you feel. Explain how you think the other person felt. 2.Tell your partner about a time you did NOT show empathy towards someone. Explain how this made you feel. Explain how you think the other person felt.
Elephant Empathy Video Video provided by www.cbsnews.com
Natalie Gilbert video http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=325 Video provided by www.karmatube.org
Did you know that Natalie had been sick for days with a high fever and the flu? Did you know that she honored her commitment to sing even though she was sick? How do you feel about Natalie, NOW? Who showed the most empathy in the video? How did he show empathy and support? Now that you have all the details, let’s watch the video again.
Natalie video http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=325 Video provided by www.karmatube.org
High road (shows empathy) Low road (shows no empathy) Sportsmanship-saying good game Respect-not laughing at others Encouraging-using kind words Supportive-send card or call Unsportsmanlike behaviors-saying loser and laughing Disrespectful-laughing at others Discouraging-using hurtful words Unsupportive-showing indifference Which road will you take?