Explain that today’s lesson is about kindness.
Introduce kindness to students by asking them what the word means.
Ask them to give examples of kindness that they have seen or done.
Before watching the following video, explain that it will show people being kind to each other. Tell students to make a list of kindness acts they see in the video.
Show the following link on the projector: people being kind.
Ask the students to list some words that are kind and make a list on the board.
Have students match each picture to the correct vocabulary word:
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Use the following situations as role-play scenarios for students to do in groups of three to four. Give the students 5-10 minutes to prepare (based on time). Their role plays should be about one minute, and all the group members should participate.
Do something kind for another person. Note: students should be prepared to share about this tomorrow in class.
Students should share the kind acts they did for another person.
Self-compassion: discuss why it’s important to be kind to ourselves.
Show the following quotes below and have a short discussion about what they mean:
“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world” —Buddha
“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
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