History, Grade 9, Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Grade 10, Type, Grade 11, High School (9-12), Subject, Grade 12

FDR Hiding His Disability

Summary:

Students will engage in discussion about the Stigma associated with disability. They will then learn about FDR and how illness made him lose the ability to fully walk. They will then learn about how FDR, the people around him, and the press worked to keep his disability as secret as possible. This will lead to a discussion about the impact of his decision to hide his disability, and how taking a prideful approach to his disability could have changed how people perceived him and others with disabilities.

Exercise:

FDR Hiding His Disability Presentation.pptx

FDR Hiding His Disability.docx

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