Americans Disabilities Act, ADA Teacher Resources

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Americans with Disabilities Act

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students identify the major points of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They discuss are the types of barriers that might need to be overcome in the first three Titles, the accommodations that might help overcome the barriers, and how...
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The ADA, the Supreme Court, and Self-Advocacy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners study the role the Supreme Court plays in laws and decisions that affect individuals with disabilities and examine the policies of the American with Disabilities Act. They draw parallels between policies enacted by the ADA and...
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Create A Ramp Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ramp up a design challenge. Class members design ramps to meet a client's requirements to comply with the American with Disabilities Act. The scholars create a scaled graph of their designs and determine the equations of the lines on...
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Bill of Rights -- Americans with Disabilities Act

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students focus on the First and Ninth Amendments of the Bill of Rights. Before visiting a museum, they examine the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the visit, they work together with a museum member to watch a video and get...
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Understanding My Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Three scripted lessons comprise a unit designed to inform special needs students about their rights and responsibilities in high school. In the first lesson class members examine the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Child Find,...
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ADA Accessibility

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Ramp up using trigonometric ratios. After receiving a request to check school ramps to verify they meet ADA requirements, groups calculate the angle of the incline on ramps on campus. They report their findings via a letter to the...
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Great Minds: Ada Lovelace

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you know about The Enchantress of Numbers? Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program, more than a century before the first modern computer. Her knowledge and vision continue to inspire mathematicians today. 
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Teach This Poem: “Dead Stars” by Ada Limón

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewPay attention! A lesson plan featuring Ada Limon's poem "Dead Stars" is designed to help learners develop their noticing skills. Class members first study the constellation Orion's image and list what they notice and how the image makes...
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Evaluating the Accessibility of Polling Places

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students design ways to accommodated voters with disabilities. In this creative problem solving lesson, students use the ADA checklist for polling places and universal design principles to evaluate a polling place. They draw plans...
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How To: Talk To Your Doctor

For Students 3rd - 12th
Here is another great how-to video offered by Mary Allison Cook for those who require use of a wheelchair. Cook offers tricks she has learned over the years to create a positive doctor's visit. 
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Investigating School Safety and Slope

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Learners investigate the slope of various stairways through a "news report" approach and employ mathematical knowledge of applied slope to report on wheelchair accessibility and adherence to Americans with Disabilities Act. They...
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Civil Rights and the ADA

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine and discuss the 14th and 15th amentments, and evaluate the agendas of Americans from underrepresented groups in the quest for civil rights. They conduct Internet research and create essays or posters regarding...
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Disability Awareness Activity Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Bring awareness to disabilities with a packet consisting of a variety of activities designed to inform scholars about disabilities—autism, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and more! Learners test their communication skills,...
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Increasing Disability Awareness and Sensitivity

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Designed to promote disability awareness and sensitivity, the five lessons and activities in this packet provide class members with information about disabilities, and with models of behaviors and language that help to break down...
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Increasing My Self-Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After watching a PowerPoint about famous people with disabilities, class members begin a Self-Awareness research project about their own abilities and disabilities. Included in the project is information about people who have similar...
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Improving My Communication Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The two lessons in the fifth unit in this series are designed to help students with disabilities improve their communication skills. The first lesson has class members practice strategies and skills for appropriate communication. They...
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Assessing My Progress and Portfolio

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Celebration time! The final unit in a 10-unit series asks learners to review their work and assess their progress. They complete another YOU! Scale and ME! Scale worksheet and compare the results with the worksheets they created at the...
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Developing My Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners with special needs create Summary of Performance (SOP), a written document which describes their disability, its impact on their daily life, ways they have learned to compensate, their personal strengths, and their goals. The...
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Advocating For My Needs After High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit teaches learners with special needs how to advocate for their needs after high school. Class members review appropriate was to disclose their disability during interviews and applications, and how to request...
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Advocating For My Needs in High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers enrolled in resource and special needs classes learn and practice how to schedule and conduct a self-advocacy meeting with a teacher to request accommodations in that subject area class. In lesson one they review and...
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Helen Keller: Author, Advocate, and Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Have you ever had to work through a disability or shortcoming? Scholars analyze the life and impact of author, advocate, and activist Helen Keller. After researching photos, video clips, and primary sources, individuals form a written...
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Understanding My Individualized Education Program

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The final unit the series helps learners become familiar with the major components and vocabulary in their IEPs. Using a KWL chart, class members record information about their IEPs and set goals for themselves.
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Technology: Biomedical Engineering

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in activities simulating various disabilities. After discussions, they work in teams to devise or improve on adaptive devices for people with disabilities. They include drawings of the tools they design and explain...
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Access Ramp

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just about every public building that your high schoolers are familiar with has an access ramp which complies with ADA requirements. As it turns out, designing such a ramp is an excellent activity to incorporate slope, the Pythagorean...

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