Empathy and Communication: Disagreeing Respectfully

Lesson 2 Part 1
Look at the TV, what are these two
disagreeing about?
They each have their own point of view, or
perspective, on the subject of who came first.
What does it mean to have a different point
of view or perspective?
Last time, you were challenged as a group to
complete the Create-a-Story activity.
 What did you have to do to work together
successfully in your groups?
Knowing how to disagree respectfully in such
situations is an essential social skill.
Let’s watch a scene of two students trying to
work together on a history project. See if you
can determine what’s going wrong.
Notice the characters
Body language
Facial expression
Actual words
Tone of voice
One-minute partner exchange
 What did you see happening?
 What did you hear?
 Describe what the characters were doing
When you used these clues to tell how the
students in the video were feeling, you were
using your empathy skills – the same skills
you were using in the Create-a-Story
What are the 3 components to empathy?
 Identify
 Understand
 Respond
What could the students in the video have
done differently?
Now let’s watch a scene of another 2 students
who are also doing a history project. They
disagree about what topic they should do
too, but are able to communicate effectively
with each other. Again notice how they
interact with each other. See if they use any
of the suggestions from out list.
How are the students feeling this time?
What are some of the things they did that
made a difference?
What did the girl do to stay calm?
When someone actively listens to you, you
feel respected and that your ideas have value

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