K-12 Free Digital Lessons
The Compassion Project - Lesson Plans for Teaching Empathy & Compassion
Create More Compassionate Classrooms
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Understanding Compassion
- Teaching Empathy Activities
- Self Compassion
- Practicing Compassion
With so much emphasis placed on improvements in math and science, skills like compassion often receive less classroom time. This unintended trade-off may be short-sighted, as 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 students’ own sense of wellbeing and improves the learning environment for all learners. By teaching kindness, empathy and compassion in the classroom, educators set their students up for long term success in every aspect of 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 activities and games that teach compassion, 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.
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What Is Compassion?
Students develop a foundational understanding of the concept of compassion that prepares them for the rest of the course and beyond. Compassion is taught in a context that allows students to relate it to their personal experiences.