ERIC Number: ED482206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Sample Lessons Illustrating the Common Good with Elementary Students: Teaching Compassion in the Classroom.
Hoge, John D.
Compassion, according to Nancy Rue (1991), is not pity. Compassion, Rue asserts, "involves a mixture of feeling one's kinship with others, being purely selfless (at least for the moment) and having the courage to get involved." P. M. Oliner (1983) wrote that "Prosocial content needs to show people behaving in giving and helping ways toward others. Teachers need to incorporate such materials into their ongoing social studies structure." This paper provides five activity ideas for teaching compassion in the elementary classroom and also offers a compassion role play. The paper cites 10 annotated ERIC sources on the subject of compassion. Contains three references. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (79th, Orlando, FL, November 19-21, 1999).