Kindness - Intermediate High

Lesson Information

Positive Psychology Learning Outcomes

Students will...

  1. learn about the health benefits of kindness (less stress, anxiety, depression, etc.).
  2. identify different ways people can show kindness to one another.
  3. identify a way that they can show someone kindness during the week.

Language Learning Outcomes

Students will...

  1. narrate/describe familiar and general topics.
  2. understand explicit and implicit main ideas, major details, and minor details.
  3. make inferences.

Materials Needed

Overview

Today, we will be talking about kindness. We will watch a couple of videos and talk about ways to be kind to others.

Activate Background Knowledge

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Activity 1: Listening/Speaking/Reading

The Science of Kindness

https://youtu.be/O9UByLyOjBM 

Activity 2: Speaking 

Activity 3: Listening/Speaking 

Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day" 

https://youtu.be/nwAYpLVyeFU 

Activity 4: Listening 

Kindness through words

Activity 5: Speaking

Homework

Pick one way you are going to show kindness to someone and then do it. You will report on it later in the week.

Follow-Up

Tuesday:

Write a nice note to someone.

Wednesday:

Discuss the following quotes:

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”

- Scott Adams

“Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.”

- Andrew Iskander

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”

- Amelia Earhart

Thursday: 

Talk about one nice thing someone has done for you this week. Then, talk about one nice thing you can do for someone else.