Cultivating Empathy Through Instruction
Learn how to use visual images with Visual Thinking Routines to improve comprehension, critical thinking skills, and empathy. Benefits include addressing diverse learning styles/levels and affection domain. Extensive resources.
Throughout its history, the American Government has controlled entry to the United States. Examining the reasons and results can lead to deeper understandings of American belief systems.
Are we preparing students to deal with conflict in a civil and constructive manner? Learn to develop strategies for building consensus that foster civic responsibility and interpersonal skills.
Build a foundation for civic engagement with place-based learning. Formal and informal learning at historic sites can foster empathy and help students make connections to their world today.
Explore how the children of Syria and the children of Nazi Germany are alike and how they are different, and how countries accepting refugees acted both then and now.
Engage with the causes, conflicts, and consequences of the Vietnam War through diverse biographies representing all sides of this controversial episode in U.S. history. Free curriculum materials will be distributed.
Learn pedagogical strategies to highlight English language learners' (ELL) diverse voices, and make content accessible.
Learn how to engage students by integrating identity into the classroom. By considering identity, students can apply perspective recognition to promote deeper historical understanding.
Students may forget names and dates, but they will not forget a meaningful experiential exercise that puts them in the place of a historical decision-maker and encourages historical empathy.
Explore a project-based unit and simulation to develop deep learning and historical empathy, which culminated in a student-driven simulation that was performed for their school community.