Creating connections by exploring art, literature, history, and social justice issues.
Engaging Empathy integrates the artwork and library resources of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in lessons to strengthen empathy and literacy in secondary schools. Engaging Empathy was developed by Heather Hooks and Julie Griggs for the 2019 Reese Fellowship with the William Reese Company and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Click on the topic to open the Teacher's Guide. The Teacher's Guide contains background information on the topic, lesson plans aligned to standards, links to the art slides and student resources for each lesson, works cited, and supplementary resources. Go to the Lessons page to view the individual lessons for each topic and access links to art slides and graphic organizers.