Kindness in the News

Sometimes it can be difficult to find positive items in the midst of all of the negative news, but acts of kindness are occurring around us every day. Inspire class members to find and document positive news stories in a lesson that focuses on compassionate individuals and the good that happens in the world.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Keep a kindness book or bulletin board in the classroom at all times, full of blank space for class members to periodically post positive news stories
  • Encourage the school newspaper to provide a column for acts of kindness on campus
Classroom Considerations

  • Publisher website requires a free account to access all materials
  • Requires newspapers or magazines, or possibly access to the Internet for class members to find their own articles
  • Consider updating the videos provided with more current examples of compassion
Pros

  • Provides accommodations for learners with diverse needs
  • Creates an atmosphere of support and compassion in the classroom
Cons

  • None
Common Core