The Good Samaritan

My Parable of the Good Samaritan hand out

A modern story version of the Good Samaritan can be viewed by clicking here. 

Click here for other modern day stories

And another one here. 

This video clip is great. It has full running commentary. 


Other video clips: 



Modern day video clips:


Acts of kindness


Nigeria: A modern day Good Samaritan 

10 modern day Samaritans 

Good Samaritan: Random act of goodness 

Pope Francis and the Good Samaritan 

Modern day ‘regular dude’


Irish Good Samaritan articles 

Irish girl helps an old lady on Cork train. 

Woman raises ten thousand euro for homeless man who helped her.


Irish student loses her wallet in New York

Good Samaritan novelist

Good Samaritan killed by drunk driver 

Priest wins Good Samaritan medal 




Put the students into groups. Give each group play dough. Ask the groups to recreate the parable of the Good Samaritan using the play dough. Play dough is better than drawing a picture as the students don’t have to worry if they cannot draw and they can add in facial features an body language.



Write a modern version of the parable of the Good Samaritan.


Each student must retell a story when they were a Good Samaritan.


Act out the parable of the Good Samaritan.


Act out a modern day version of the Good Samaritan.


Make sentences using the words from the above Wordle.

Share a kindness story on the Random Acts of Kindness website. 

Complete a number of the random kindness acts of kindness ideas from the Random Acts of Kindness  website. 


Discuss images which show kindness and helping others. Each group gets one or two images. They must analyse them an then tell the other teams about their images.




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