Teaching Compassion at Christmas Time

04 December 2011
This character education unit utilizes picture books to teach children about being compassionate.  I developed this unit because I wanted my students to appreciate all the good that is in their lives and to inspire them to empathize with and want to help people who are less fortunate.  This unit includes one formal lesson plan aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades K-2 and seven informal lessons.  The unit includes nine writing/extension activities/printables, plus a Venn Diagram that can be made to compare any of the books utilized in the unit.  I also include a bibliography and sample parent letter.
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Here are some of the picture books I utilize for this unit.
*The Lady in the Box, seems to be out of print.  I originally borrowed it from my local library and then bought a copy, so check your library first.


  1. First off, I love the background and those owls!! Second, this looks like a great unit! Super!!
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  2. Seems like a great unit! An important lesson this time of the year.

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  3. Love this! Great activities and such a great message for kiddos! Thanks!!

    P.S. Love the owl!

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