Next installment of my podcast series. This podcast examines how high school can foster compassion and empathy in students. The podcast was inspired by a program supported by Facing History and Ourselves. The organization has built a program around the documentary Reporter. The documentary follows Kristof on a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and introduces the audience to how Kristof uses social science and journalism to, "expand his readers' universe of responsibility." A series of discussions and resources have been posted on the Facing History site to facilitate exchanges about the documentary.
The story inspired met to think about moving students beyond a basic level of understanding about contemporary events to develop stronger emotional connections. Take a listen and let me know what you think.