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Integrated Values and Divinity Presentation: Divinity/Religious Instruction

LO's for Empathy: 
  • Identify what empathy is. Understand what is empathetic.
  • Learn that empathy helps us collaborate and work with others.
  • Understand being a person with empathy can have PMI's.
  • How empathy can relate to a "journey"
LO's for Values:
  • That values help us to stand tall and strong when others fall over.
  • That values enable us to become people who can lead.
  • That we can see different points of views (POV) about values.
Meaning and Root Words
What can you discover about this word? 

Great Empathy Videos/Media

Health and Values Education Posters Banners and Resources
More Movies:
Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day" (Youtube)
The Bystander effect (Youtube)
Kindness Scientist (Youtube)
RSA Short Brene’ Brown (Youtube)
Animals and Empathy (Youtube)

Media Questions/Activities
  • Use less than 30 words to retell the important message of your chosen video. 
  • Use 100 words to retell the message of the video.
  • Reflect on: How does the chosen video relate to empathy? What stops empathy in the movie? What improves or enhances empathy?
  • Take 5 pictures to tell a story of empathy.

Bible on Empathy
A number of verses from the best selling book in the world, the Bible. Are these mostly for or against empathy?

  1. Why not create a short media item (picture or movie and upload to our Media Gallery Competition for this topic.)
  2. Write in your blog about how you show empathy at home and school, in teams and in community. What could be your next step in showing empathy?
  3. Why not write a guest blog for your school or class "iNoticed" blog? Just spotting someone showing empathy and write about it. Send it to Mr Grieve for checking and publishing.
  4. What person best shows empathy? Create a Wordle or Taxedo with words that summarise their life and and achievements. Make sure empathy is large.
  5. How does empathy connect with your school-wide year theme? Write a paragraph about this.
  6. Take a Picture - Create a short 30sec video - a movie trailer Upload these to our media gallery on the topic of empathy. A picture can say a thousand words apparently - maybe even one from your class activity.
  7. Look at the empathy Quotes below. Pick one for a poster. Can you add items that will illustrate this quote further?
  8. Current Events: Bring in articles from newspapers and magazines describing situations in which empathy is being displayed. Talk/write about who is demonstrating the form of empathy.
  9. Do a PMI on empathy.
  10. Look at empathy through the six thinking hats.

Empathy Quotes
“Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s
´┐╝good, and melt at other’s woe.” —Homer
“When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like wildfire.”—Whoopie Goldberg
More Quotes

Poems to check out
Can you write a poem like the ones above with a simple animation. What program would you use for this?
Can you write a poem with the letters of the word empathy, one each at the beginning of each line?

More Questions to Discuss
  • Why do some people sometimes do nothing to help someone who is in need? How important is listening? Is fear a factor?
  • What are the risks and rewards of empathy?
  • Can you think of some interesting other ways to gain the reputation of being a person with empathy?
  • Why is empathy so important in relationships?
  • How is empathy a journey?
  • Can animals show empathy?
  • What can you do to make this a world with more empathy?
  • Do you consider yourself to be a person with empathy? Why, or why not? 
  • What does empathy have to do with the quality of your character?
  • Can having empathy be fun?
  • Can having empathy be collaborative?

Other Resources
Empathy thoughts and stories

Other Activities
Name Jar
Happy Faces

Word Bank for Wordle
Use the words below to make a Wordle. What can you add? What will you repeat to emphasise?

Empathy Empathy Empathy Empathy Empathy capacity recognise emotions experience experience experience experience sentient being. amount of empathy experience accurate sympathy compassion physical-affection, passion, partiality, emotional states, from caring for other people and having a desire to help them, to experiencing emotions that match another person's emotions, knowing-what-other-person-is-thinking-feeling, blurring-line-between-self-and-others see see see see blurring-line-between-self-and-others imitative capacities help help concern concern perspective taking perspective taking perspective taking development ability to understand and share the feelings of another ability to understand and share the feelings of another level level response response self self response response respond ethics ethical value value value value right wrong right assess respect cherish aspire regard attain discover opportunities, unravel-problems, gain insights, identify, identify, process vision, skills tools need continue make positive impacts in people’s-lives people’s-lives
Empathy Karma Value Wisdom
Empathy Value