Activity – 8th – Harper

Why Compassion is Important


  1. Introduce Shay’s Story.  Tell students that this story is about one child’s experience as perceived by his father.
  2. Read the story aloud to the class.
  3. As a story of compassion, students should ask themselves if they would have the courage to do what the ball players did in this story.
  4. After reading the story to the class, have each student complete the Why is Compassion Important?  worksheet.

15 minutes