Build awareness and empathy

Empathy Warmups

Empathy Warmups introduce students to a relevant social issue with a 1-hour experience. Students listen to the podcast and then do a lesson plan to exercise their critical thinking skills.

EMPATHY PODCASTS


All lesson plans start with an Empathy Podcast.

These short podcasts help your students become empathic about a specific social issue, while learning the Design for Change methodology.

Each podcast is aligned with a UN Global Goal and includes real interviews with people affected by that issue and changemakers making a difference.

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Feel :: Empathize

Feel

Students listen to a specially-designed podcast highlighting a community challenge and are asked to think critically about the issue.

Imagine :: Brainstrom

Imagine

Brainstorm collaboratively using quick and easy activities in the classroom

Available in Design Sprints and Community Action
Do :: Prototype

Do

Develop action plans and storyboards to address the social issue

Available in Design Sprints and Community Action

SHARE

Present ideas, solutions and action plans and critique them as a group

Available in Design Sprints and Community Action
Time Required: 1 hour
Feature: Empathy building
Where: In class
Output: Reflective practice
Perfect for the Educator: Looking for a way to connect students to peer and community voice about a specific social issue.

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Want to engage your students more?

Go beyond Empathy Warmups to a Design Sprint or Community Action Project.

DESIGN SPRINTS

Brief classroom activities that build empathy around a social issue and introduce design thinking concepts.

Time Commitment:
5 hours

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COMMUNITY ACTION

Lesson plans that take your students into the community to discover issues they care about and do something about them.

Time Commitment:
10+ hours

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