Making an emotional connection by putting themselves in the place of others is important. They need to empathize to feel compassion. The more we stress the potential value and goodness of human needs with our learners, the greater the likelihood they will seek ways to get involved in finding solutions.
These short motion graphics are a few that we've used to emphasize the value, capacity, and worth of others.
Educate the Heart
This video was produced by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education to promote, support and and encourage educating the hearts of children. By teaching them compassion, acceptance, and tolerance, they will be better prepared for the world outside school as socially and emotionally capable young people. A balanced education of the heart and mind not only helps them be successful in school, but also in life.
To This Day
This video was part of the To This Day project based on the spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan of the same name. Eighty-six animators and motion artists collaborated to produce this video to explore the deep and lasting impact that bullying has on an individual.
Ending Violence Against Children
The Bernard van Leer Foundation funded this video as part of its campaign to raise awareness to reduce and eliminate violence in the lives of children. Its mission is to improve the conditions and provide opportunities for young children up to age 8 who are growing up in difficult circumstances.
This Is Lumus
This motion graphic was produced LUMUS, an organization that works to support children in institutions worldwide to regain their right to a family life and to end the institutionalization of children. The shocking reality is that of the 8 million children in institutions worldwide, more than 90% of them are not orphans.
This motion graphic produced by Walk Free seeks to expose one of the most important issues of modern times. It is a global movement of over 5 million people to end modern slavery through the power of social media, new technologies, and online communities. Its mission is to make the fight against slavery a real priority across the world.
No Kid Hungry
This video is an eye-opener for many students. They have no idea that over 16 million American kids live in households that struggle to put food on the table. No Kid Hungry helps raise funds and promotes awareness to this growing problem in the United States.