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Social & Emotional Superheroes: Discover Empathy Through Music
This program is the first in a series but it can also stand alone.
The series covers the basic social and emotional learning principles taught through the lens of music. This lesson focuses on empathy.
Students will discuss empathy and the ways in which we can identify the feelings of others. They will consider a good friend of theirs, take their perspective and imagine a song that represents their current emotional state. We will discuss why these choices were made and, for homework, deliver that song to their friend as an act of kindness and understanding.
Length: 1 class period (flexible)
Target Audience: grades 5-12
Up to 100 participants via Zoom Webinar or one full class via standard video conferencing call.
This program is taught by multiple teachers including one distance learning professional and one professional musician. The participation flows naturally between teachers and students through active discussion.
Meet and Greet
Empathy & music
Create a class playlist
Zones of regulation
Personal expression through art
Explain what empathy means and looks like.
Take the perspective of a good friend and choose a song that shows empathy for that friend.
Add song choice to class Spotify playlist and explain the reasoning behind the choice.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RST.9 — Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.