An old Greek proverb says, “A society grows great when old people plant trees in whose shade they know they’ll never sit.” Six students from Citrus High School in Porterville, California aren’t old, but they’re engaging in similarly selfless behavior.
Posts Tagged ‘caring’
In our book review this month, a hungry homeless kid steals his classmates’ lunch and he goes without punishment. Is this appropriate?
Homeless and lunchless, new kid Kevin finds a friend in Rafael. This thought-provoking book teaches Caring and Responsibility. What other Pillars can you find?
The Dalai Lama says, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” We Americans might be starting to get the message.
At the annual meeting for the Association for Psychological Science last month, researchers from the University of Michigan presented their findings that college students today are less empathetic than college students 30 years ago. The steepest decline in empathy occurred in the last nine years. Why might people be less empathetic than they used to be?
May 18 is International Museum Day, and this year’s theme is social harmony. We found a super set of resources for teachers on the Museum of Tolerance website. These activities and lessons are divided into two booklets – one for elementary grades and one for middle/high-school grades.