Overview & Integration

Core 4:



 7D: Enables participants to explore resources and issues in their community through projects and activities

1E: Promotes psychological and emotional safety through a culture of support, inclusion, and mutual respect

CASEL Competencies:

Social Awareness & Self-Awareness

6DQ: Climate

Creating a climate of mutual respect between the instructor and the students


Our world is full of diverse and rich cultures that include different languages, food, music and ways of being. These different cultures also bring about people with different ideas, thoughts, beliefs and understandings! Because we are all so different, it is important to learn about the perspective of others, to understand how they see the world or a situation. It can be easy to think about ourselves and forget about others around us. In life we can sometimes wear blinders where we only see the things that affect us and ignore the other things going on around us. However, when we place ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we are practicing perspective taking. This is a wonderful thing because it opens our minds to a whole beautiful, diverse world we may not have known about. Take some time this week to look at the world from another’s perspective. Put yourselves in their shoes and see what magical things you uncover along the way!

Reflection Questions

  • Why is it important to think about others and what they might be going through? 
  • Who are some people that others might forget to thank? 
  • What type of music does your family enjoy?
  • Why do you think different people enjoy different types of music? 
  • Share about a time this week when you and a friend had different perspectives. 
  • How can we better understand the feelings of others?

Arts/Crafts Reflection Questions

  • Think about and share about all the people that it took for you to create art today. (ie. Farmers that grew the trees, harvesters that collected the flowers to make paint, office administration that ordered the supplies, teachers that set up the activity, etc.)
  • How do you think others at your table were feeling during this activity?
  • How are your feelings different or the same as those around you?
  • How might someone feel if their artwork got ruined? Why?
  • How might someone feel when they are presenting something they worked very hard on?
  • How can you tell if someone around you is getting frustrated? How can you support them?

Games/Physical Activity Reflection Questions

  • How do you think your team was feeling throughout this game? 
  • Did you focus more on yourself during the game, or others? Why do you think that is? 
  • How would the game be different if you thought about others first? 
  • How do you think the other team was feeling throughout this game?
  • How might it feel when you lose and the other team brags about it? 
  • How might it feel if the other team encouraged you if you lost? 
  • Share about the different perspectives there were during this game. How do you think each group viewed the game? (the different teams, the coach/teacher, visitors, etc.)