An Educator’s Guide To Building Empathy With Books
by the Brightly Editors
Educators already know how important it is to build empathy and understanding of our diverse world with their students. Research suggests that one great way to encourage empathy is through fictional stories that allow kids to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Download and print this free Educator’s Guide filled with discussion questions and activities that encourage students to explore themes of diversity and inclusion through middle grade books. The novels included in this guide exemplify the power of empathy and can help you cultivate a kinder, more compassionate classroom.
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Just Under the Clouds
Lily and Dunkin
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones
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