Have you heard of 'empathy' before? It is a little different from its cousin, 'sympathy'. As a class, go ahead and brainstorm on the board, what words come to mind when you think of 'empathy'.
Why should I empathize?
There are issues in your life that people don't know about... so based on that fact, you need to assume there are issues in other people's lives, that you don't know about.
The video above highlights some examples of the stuggles people face- can you relate to them? (4:00 mins)
Katherine created an awesome BINGO game to help review key words and concepts surrounding empathy. Enjoy!
early 20th century: from Greek empatheia (from em- ‘in’ + pathos ‘feeling’) translating German Einfühlung .
Look at how these odd animal friends empathize and support one another in this funny BuzzFeed article.