Grades 6-8
Videos to Support Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Distance Learning Resources

“Empathy Can Change the World”
2:23 • Noah Couser

Discussion Questions

  • What is your personal definition of empathy?
  • Give an example of what it means to be empathetic.
  • Do you think empathy can change the world? Why or why not?

“Unsung Hero”
3:05 • Thai Life Channel

Discussion Questions

  • What does it mean to be “selfless?”
  • Share a time when you have done something to help others without thinking about what you might get in return.
  • What lesson is this video trying to teach?

“Do Animals have Empathy?”
2:17 • The Verge

Discussion Questions

  • How did the scientist conduct their experiment to see if animals can show empathy? What is their conclusion?
  • Do you think animals can be empathetic? Have you seen any examples of this in the real world?
  • What other feelings or emotions do you think animals experience?

“Social-Emotional Learning: What is SEL and Why SEL Matters”
2:54 • Committee for Children

Discussion Questions

  • Why is it important to learn about yourself and others socially and emotionally?
  • What are some ways to interact with others socially?
  • What books have you read that have characters with an SEL disability?

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