Lesson Plan

Empathy Map It

Students create empathy maps to define design challenge
Diane S.
Classroom teacher
Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
Laurel, MD
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Math

Students will be able to develop findings by using an empathy map to make inferences about users' needs

Grades 6 - 8
1 warmup
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 warmup

Create a Reference sheet with words from

1. Michael Jackson song; man in the mirror

2. interviews

3. Empathy map

> Think and feel

 Play the youtube video song in the backgorund 

Student Instructions

Complete the following warmup questions...

1. Define empathy

2. Reading this  quote from The Man in he Mirror, what does this have to do with empathy?

3. Reading these quotes from interviews, what do you think the user interviewed was

a) feeling about the locker experience

b) thinking about their lockers

4. IB Global context: Lockers are used by students throughout the world. Prove this statement