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Lesson 12: Lesson 12: I Can Empathize: Sharing Stories and Developing Empathy

In this lesson, students will practice empathy through telling stories and listening to classmates’ experiences.

Practicing Empathy
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
Role-Playing Simulation
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 issues, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.


Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Explain the relevance of personal interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and democratic principles when people address issues and problems in government and civil society

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