Empathy, Respect, Compassion

Resources

Organization: This is a great organization and it would be great to have RSD6 embrace it.
http://www.giraffe.org/
Check out their voices for hope literacy book:
http://www.giraffe.org/voices-of-hope-/

For GIRLS: http://www.kindcampaign.com/


VIDEOS

View this video and watch the students reactions as they view it. I did it with a group of middle schoolers. They discussed it in small groups and then snowballed into one large group discussion. Who was most critical to his success? Why? Talk about the character traits of the college student (upstander) who aided the squirrel. What about the bystanders?
http://youtu.be/I_RXxyeNW3k

View: Patrick Henry Hughes story- Disability or ability! Acceptance of differences.
http://youtu.be/-qTiYA1WiY8

I love this one on emphasizing the power of words.

This short film illustrates the power of words to radically change your message and your effect upon the world. How are you going to use your words? Build people up or destroy them? You have the power.

http://youtu.be/pzjEzohHmaM


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This site maintains a listing with links to a variety of articles.
http://cultureofempathy.com/References/Articles-general-empathy.htm


This one would be great to use in LA class on memoir writing:
http://prime.peta.org/2012/06/compassion-2


Picture Book: 14 Cows for America
Check out the site: http://14cowsforamerica.com/index.html

Lastly, I would love for your students to work with my charity by participating in our photo contest. Check out our promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwdNbOOPINk&feature=share&list=LL2CZmEALJBFDwcJEzHFg5DA

Article: Inside the Bullied Brain- interesting
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/11/28/inside_the_bullied_brain/

Newsela articles:
This would be a good one to discuss: Law in China Helps Lonely Grandparents
http://www.newsela.com/articles/china-elderly/id/1601/

http://www.newsela.com/articles/schools-bullying/id/1155/


Good resource: 10 Ways to be an Upstander

"What did you do to my sign?" - The Power Of Words, Motivation
Baby Squirrel Climbs a Big Wall (VirtualDub Deshaked version 4.0)
Patrick Henry Hughes - Inspirational Story