I Carry Your Story and You Carry Mine: Storytelling in Spanish Class to Foster Empathy in Grade 8 Boys

  • Boys and Stories (2018-19)

In October 2018, eighteen Grade 8 Spanish students participated in a two-month, empathy-based storytelling unit created under the theme, #NoMoreBullying. We examined the degree to which the boys' ability to empathize shifted after hearing tales of bullying from a range of people—both fictional and non-fictional—and then retelling a classmate's personal narrative in the first person as if it had happened to them personally.