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Self Knowledge: Social Awareness

In pursuing self knowledge we can explore our own perspectives and develop our compassion as we understand, accept and empathise with people from diverse backgrounds. We can become aware of social norms (just and unjust), identify what influences our reactions to social and environmental issues and take a stance, with steps towards addressing them.

This resource contains four lessons from the Curriculum for Life:
1. How are we the same?
2. What are my blind spots?
3. Where do single stories show up?
4. How can we address bias?
They are aimed at 14 - 16 year olds and aim to develop skills in areas of social awareness, self compassion, empathy, perspective-taking and communication.
Download all lesson plans, slides and extra resources through the link below.
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14-16 years old
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"Well organised and structured activities with clear background information and support for teachers including guidance on delivering the lesson. It contains some insightful activities." - Paula Malone, Educator

This resource helps support the below Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Reduce income inequality within and among countries.


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