International Bullying Prevention Conference
D7. Using Literature and Film to Generate Empathy in Students

, Author/Producer, The Fat Boy Chronicles

Authors Michael Buchanan and Diane Lang will discuss the impact of books and movies on the empathy and behavior of students. Anecdotal evidence gathered from the writing pair's journey with The Fat Boy Chronicles is supplemented with research showing the connection between the empathy we feel and the stories we read and watch. Resources for the class are presented along with suggested books and movies that work for all age groups.