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872 reviewed resources for disability awareness

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Civil Rights and Americans with Disabilities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students apply the principles of American democracy to people with disabilities. They analyze how individuals and groups in American society have struggled to achieve the liberties and equality promised in the principles of American...
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Speaking and Writing about People with Disabilities

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the differences in language for referring to people:  disabled, handicapped or challenged.  In this people with disabilities lesson, 9th graders define the words and discuss common usage.  Students complete a...
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Erikson and Disabilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to a variety of educational theories related to disabilities. After watching a PowerPoint presentation, review the various types of disabilities and how the theories relate to Erikson's ideas. To end the lesson,...
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Language for Speaking and Writing About Disabilities

For Students 3rd - Higher Ed
In this disabilities sentences instructional activity, students correct the sentences using people first language. Students correct 12 sentences about disabilities.
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Society - Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students look at a timeline of the development of different disabilities and discuss how different they all are. In this disabilities lesson plan, students then fill out a worksheet of examples of different kinds of disabilities.
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Media Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a media campaign worksheet about the awareness of people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson plan, students write a campaign to reduce fear when making people aware of disabilities.
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Sports: Adaptive Sports Brochure

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify the items and events that make adaptive sports possible. In this adaptive sports lesson, students research how accomplishments are obtained for people with disabilities.  Students research different tournaments, events,...
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Dear Santa, Please Come To The 19th Floor

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read a story about children with disabilities and write a letter to Santa based on the letter written in the book. In this disabilities lesson plan, students realize how students with disabilities were treated in the past and...
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Diary

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars write a diary entry as if they were a student at one of the state schools that had different methods of instruction for students with disabilities. in this disabilities lesson plan, young scholars research these schools on...
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Media Timeline

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study websites about the media and disabilities and identify places on a timeline where the media has influenced society with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson plan, students make a large timeline out of craft paper as a...
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Timeline

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students discover how people with disabilities have played a significant role in society throughout history. For this language arts and social studies lesson, students design a timeline that shows the inclusion of people with...
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Advertisements

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students explore educational offerings for people with disabilities. In this social studies lesson, students research early schools for people with disabilities and discuss the advertisements that were used at the time. Students create...
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Contributions

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students research a website to find people who made significant contributions to people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson plan, students then rank the most important contributions.
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Legislation

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students rank the legislation of disabilities since World War I and write their rationale for the ranking. In this legislation of disabilities lesson plan, students do this for 5 legislations that have been passed.
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Medical Establishment: Hall of Fame

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover what a medical establishment is and how it helps people with disabilities.  In this medical instructional activity, students research information about a specific medical establishment online.  Students then work in...
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March of Dimes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research March of Dimes. In this disabilities lesson plan, students use the March of Dimes website to answer questions on a worksheet. Students discuss similar programs that collect money to help support the prevention of other...
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Don't Call Me Special, A First Look At Disability

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read the book Don't Call Me Special, A First Look At Disability about people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson plan, students draw how they can help someone and write about it.
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Programs

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discuss programs designed for people with disabilities. In this language arts and social studies lesson plan, students discuss programs started by the Kennedy family and create posters in order to share their findings.
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World War II Laws

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students explore how laws passed during World War II have helped people with disabilities. In this social studies instructional activity, students research laws passed since World War II and complete a WWII Law chart.
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The Right Dog For The Job

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars read the book The Right Dog For The Job and create a skit about service dogs. In this service dogs lesson plan, students learn how service dogs help people with disabilities and draw pictures of them.
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Integrating the Nintendo Wii in Adaptive Physical Education

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Bring gaming into the classroom as part of a physical education lesson. Learners with disabilities participate in various physical activities using the Nintendo Wii. They use the video game system not only to play different sports, but...
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Andy and His Yellow Frisbee and Ian's Walk, A Story About Autism

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars analyze two individuals with autism. In this language arts lesson, students read two stories about kids with autism and discuss how advocates have helped people with disabilities. Young scholars compare and contrast the...
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Physical Disabilities/Chronic Health Impairments Instructional Support Planning Process

For Teachers K - 12th
Perfect for review at an IEP meeting, this template walks the user through assessing and assigning modifications for a learner's physical disability. Strengths and needs are determined across five domains: physical functioning,...
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Eggbert- The Slightly Cracked Egg: Tolerance, Disabilities, Characater Education

For Teachers K - 1st
Students discuss the differences, flaws and strengths that we all have using "Eggbert, The Slightly Cracked Egg" by Tom Ross and Rex Barron as inspiration . They color 'slightly cracked' hard-boiled eggs.