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Talking about Caring with Your Students


Discussion Questions

1. What does it mean to care about someone?

2. How do you know when someone cares about you?

3 A lot of people say that teenagers are self absorbed and don't care about anything but themselves. What do you think? How do you feel when you hear someone say something like that?

4. How do you feel when people show that they really care about you?

5. How do you feel when you do something really caring for someone else?

6. In what ways is this a caring world? In what ways is it uncaring?

7.What are some things that you can do personally to make it this a more caring world?

8. When someone is uncaring how does that affect friends, school and community? Give examples.

9. Some people might believe it is uncool to be a caring person. What do you think?

10. What do you think makes one person more caring than another?

11. What do you think happens to a person when they don't feel cared about at home? Or at school?

Can you choose to be a caring person, or do you have to be born that way?

15. Agree or disagree: By performing caring acts, we become caring people. Explain.

16. One student said, Caring needs a government that works. In our country, do government programs show caring for people in need? Do you think we can pass laws that will make people care? Why or why not?

17. Explain the quote from Kahlil Gibran, "You give little when you give of your possessions. It's when you give of yourself that you truly give."

18. What does caring have to do with the quality of your character?

19. Do you disagree with any of the ideas presented in this video?