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Teaching Compassion at Christmas Time

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This character education unit utilizes picture books to teach children about being compassionate. I developed this unit because I wanted my students to appreciate all the good that is in their lives and to inspire them to empathize with and want to help people who are less fortunate. This unit includes one formal lesson plan aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades K-2 and seven informal lessons. The unit includes nine writing/extension activities/printables, plus a Venn Diagram that can be made to compare any of the books utilized in the unit. I also include a bibliography and sample parent letter.
Happy Holidays!
-Erica Bohrer
Erica Bohrer's First Grade

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Loved this unit! It really goes along with the random acts of kindness I do with my class in December!
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I LOVED every minute of my compassion unit in December; thanks for the inspiration:)!

~Sara
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On  February 18, 2013,  Alyson G. said:
I loved doing these activities with my class. I couldn't find some of the books included, but that's nothing you can help. :)
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Teaching Compassion at Christmas Time
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Teaching Compassion at Christmas Time