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The Compassion Project - SEL Curriculum Elementary
Kindness Activities for Kids
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Understanding Compassion
- Teaching Empathy Activities
- Self Compassion
- Practicing Compassion
Compassion is an important social-emotional skill that begins to develop in early childhood and is essential for lifelong health and success. Learning compassion increases a student's sense of wellbeing and improves the learning environment for all learners. By developing empathy in children, educators lay the groundwork for long-term understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and in life.
EVERFI’s new social and emotional learning program, The Compassion Project, is the first comprehensive, no-cost program designed to promote compassion education and help educators facilitate lessons around fundamental SEL skills for students in grades 2-4, focusing on the complex but critical skill of compassion.
With interactive online activities and robust offline lesson plans, The Compassion Project provides invaluable resources for teaching empathy in the classroom.
EVERFI's K-12 Resources Are Available at No Cost to Teachers, Schools, & Districts.
Preview the Lessons
Before students can understand how to act more compassionately, they must first develop a foundational understanding of the concept. In this lesson, compassion is taught in context so that young learners are able to relate it to their own personal experiences.