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

The Capitol Crawl: A Video Discussion Guide

 

Summary:

This lesson plan is a guide for how you can have a discussion with your students about the history of the ADA and, more specifically, the Capitol Crawl, which was a protest that was successful in urging congress to vote on the ADA. The lessons centers around a 9 minutes video that tells the story of the Capitol Crawl. There is a worksheet that goes with this lesson.

Exercise:

Video Guide for the Capitol Crawl.docx

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Grade 9, Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Grade 10, Middle School (6-8), Type, Grade 8, Grade 11, High School (9-12), Subject, Social Studies, Grade 12

The Right to be Disabled

Summary:

For this lesson, students will watch a video titled “The Right to be Disabled” from the Broadreach Training and Resources webpage. This video details Norman Kunc’s journey from being somebody who wanted to hide his disability, to somebody who realized that he has the right to be disabled and that the world around makes him feel like he was not the way he should have been. This video explores important questions about disability, and civil rights movements in general. Students will watch the video and discuss these topics in think, pair, share series of activities. 

Exercise:

The Right to be Disabled.docx

 The Right to be Disabled Worksheet.docx

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

The Blind Bluesmen Lesson Plan Series: Blind Willie Johnson’s life and impact on music

Summary:

Students will learn about one of the most influential blues guitarist of the early 1900s, Blind Willie Johnson. They will read an article detailing his life and how he is remembered. The class will then listen to an example of his music, and covers of his music. Students will also discuss how blind musicians can help advance the discussion concerning the stigma of disability.   

Exercise:

Blind Willie Johnson Lesson Plan.docx

Dark Was the Night Article.pdf

Dark Was the Night Article Worksheet.docx

Blind Willie Johnson Powerpoint.pptx

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

Easterseals Film Festival Winning Videos

Summary:

Students will review the social model of disability and then apply it to 4 short films created for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. “ The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge gives filmmakers—with and without disabilities—the opportunity to collaborate to tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms (disabilityfilmchallenge.com).” Students will watch the 4 winning films, and then break into groups to focus on analyzing one film as a group.

Exercise:

Easterseals Lesson Plan.docx

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