SO…What’s the Challenge?

Whose responsibility is it to protect equal rights? Class members engage in a series of activities that create awareness of the prejudice and intolerance persons with disabilities face. They then create a message addressed to their peers, asking them to take a stand against prejudice directed at those with intellectual disabilities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for a school-wide sharing of the projects
Classroom Considerations
  • Preview the entire packet before deciding how to use the activities with your classes
  • A safe classroom environment for discussion is required for the activities in the resource
Pros
  • The carefully scaffolded resource includes links to Soeren Palumbo's speech and other Special Olympics Community resources, activities, a vocabulary list, discussion questions, the project assignment, and suggestions for classroom modifications
Cons
  • None
Common Core