Practice showing empathy...
If you want additional support with teaching students about empathy, here is a full lesson from Tolerance.org that walks nicely through teaching empathy to students.
Print these conversations cards for your students and have them share these scenarios about other people. Pair off and read your card to your partner. How can you show empathy with your listening skills? What about with your questions and responses?
Jim Crow Laws
How do you feel when people are treated unfairly for no reason? Have you ever seen someone receive a punishment they didn't deserve? Read this article about the Jim Crow Laws in the South, and try to empathize with the people who lived in the South and were influenced by these laws.
Studying Civil Rights this month, take a look at the story of the Little Rock Nine, and empathize with nine students who fought and literally risked their lives to attend a public school with white kids. Students who had the National Guard protect their right to an education. Learn about Segregation and Integration in the vocabulary page before reading- and watch the 3:30 min video below..