Americans Disabilities Act, ADA Teacher Resources

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Create A Ramp Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewRamp 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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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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Racing for Equality

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rights that it grants to disabled Americans. They apply this legislation to a discrimination lawsuit filed by wheelchair athletes involved in the New York Marathon.
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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
Students 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Civil Rights and the ADA

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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 Civil Rights.
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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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Access Ramp

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just about every public building that your students 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 Theorem,...
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Reading: Ada's Advice

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading worksheet, learners read 2 questions from an advice column in a newspaper. Students complete the answers by selecting a phrase from the 6 possible choices.
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The War That Saved My Life: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Most people think of war when they think of casualities. However, Ada used war to regain her life. A ten-year-old girl in The War That Saved My Life is a prisoner in her own home. However. when her brother goes to war, she takes the...
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Technology: Biomedical Engineering

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners 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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Ramp It Up

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils gather measurements of real-world objects that have slopes. They then plot the measurements and find an equation of a line that fits the measurements. Finally, groups investigate the ADA and determine whether different ramps meet...
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Dear Peter Rabbit

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write friendly letters. In this writing friendly letters lesson plan, 4th graders read the book Dear Peter Rabit by Amla Flor Ada. Students predict what will happen in the story. Students use their prediction to write the...
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Finding Slope

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThe class takes a trip about the school and find four places to measure the rise and run of objects that represent slope in the building. Pairs work together to calculate the slope of each object and determine whether any ramp they find...
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Vocabulary Study Booklet for "The Lizard and the Sun"

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this vocabulary worksheet, students cut apart ten small vocabulary cards, study the words on each, put them in alphabetical order, and use each in a sentence. Students staple the word cards into a booklet. All words pertain to The...
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A Timeline of Caring

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine the various disabilities that are addressed by federal legislation and how they work within the school setting. In small groups they conduct Internet research on a specific piece of federal legislation, then create...
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From Ada to Grace to Sandy - Women Have IT

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Explore the significant contributions women have made in the field of information technology with an instructive lesson plan. Through class discussion and research, learners discover how women have aided in the growth of the field of...

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