#AMDSBkidschat April 2016: Empathy is . . .


For this month’s #AMDSBkidschat, Mrs.Case- Schepers 5/6 class was in charge of choosing the video and creating the questions. Each of the original 4 classes have invited another class into the chat so we will have 8 classes joining us on April 25th from 10AM-11AM. If you would like to join us, please visit #AMDSBkidschat to find all of the information you need to get started. You can also tweet to @teach_msK @kerrcase @MsDunnell or @LeighCassell to learn more!

Video: Would You Give your Jacket to Johannes? SOS Children’s Villages Norway 


  1.  What is empathy?
  1.  How do the characters in the video show empathy? What are the clues?
  1.  How does the video make you feel? Why?
  1.  Discuss a time when you have experienced empathy or witnessed empathy.
  1.  Who is the most empathetic person you know? How does it make you feel to be around this person?
  1.  How do you think empathy could change the world?

Most classes participating in the chat answer the questions ahead of time in the form of a tweet so during the chat they can post their answers and spend their time responding to others. Visit #AMDSBkidschat to learn more!

If you would like to extend the learning with your class this month here are some additional classroom activities that you can do with your students:

Additional Classroom Activities:

Video: Empathy

Draw a picture, create a tableaux, or write a poem about empathy.

Create a Frayer Model about empathy.

Happy Tweeting!

#AMDSBkidschat Team

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