Ties to the Standards
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Tie to the Standards


Empathy has been built into many standards for teachers and students. Listed below are a few that we have found.

California Standards for the Teaching Profession


Standard for Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments For Student Learning
•    Establishing a climate that promotes fairness and respect.
•     Promoting social development and group responsibility.


Standard for Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning
•    Connecting students' prior knowledge, life experience, and interests with learning goals.


Content Standards from California’s Curriculum Frameworks


History Strand


Cultural Literacy
•    Understand the rich, complex nature of a given culture: its history, geography, politics, literature, art, drama, music, dance, law, religion, philosophy, architecture, technology, science, education, sports, social structure, and economy.
•    Recognize the relationships among the various parts of a nation’s cultural life.


Historical Literacy
•    Develop research skills and a sense of historical empathy
Ethical Literacy
•    Recognize the sanctity of life and the dignity of the individual.
•    Realize that concern for ethics and human rights is universal and represents the aspirations of men and women in every time and place.

English Language Arts Strand


Reading; Literary Response and Analysis
•    Students read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature that reflect and enhance their studies of history and social science. They clarify the ideas and connect them to other literary works. The selections in Recommended Readings in Literature, Kindergarten Through Grade Eight illustrate the quality and complexity of the materials to be read by students.

Health Strand


•    Students will understand and accept individual differences in growth and development.
•    Students will understand their developing sexuality, will choose to abstain from sexual activity, and will treat the sexuality of others with respect.

(Standards found using Taskstream)