History, Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Grade 10, Type, Grade 11, High School (9-12), Activities/Games, Subject, Social Studies, Grade 12

PA History: Demystifying Pennhurst

Summary:

In this lesson students will compare and contrast 3 videos on Pennhurst State School. Students will delve into two narratives, The “horror” and “historical”. In a class discussion, students will discuss the implications of each narrative on how society views mental illness and intellectual disability. Students will learn about Pennhurst and the historic self-advocacy of the residents and the eventual closing of the PA institution.

Lesson Plan:

Pennhurst State School.googledoc

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