Practicing Empathy

60 minutes
Film is 12 minutes
Primary subjects: 
English, Environmental Education, Science, Social Studies
Grade: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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Students watch a 12-minute film, Wright’s Law, by Zack Conkle, about a unique high school physics teacher and his perspective on life. In this lesson, students discuss the meaning of empathy and what role it plays in their lives. Through classroom discussion, students explore the themes of social and emotional learning and positive role models. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

Key objectives for students
In this lesson, students watch a film about a unique high school physics teacher’s perspective on life and explore the themes of social and emotional learning and empathy.
Secondary subjects
Physics
Topics
Cultivating empathy, Positive role models, Power of love, Social and emotional learning
Skills
Collaboration, Communication skills, Critical Thinking
Values
Curiosity, Empathy, Optimism, Resilience
Methods
Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Real-World Application
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