Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Type, Subject, Social Studies, Grade 5

All the Way to the Top

 

Summary:

In this lesson students will learn new vocabulary words and explore important civil rights themes by reading the book “All the Way to the Top” by Annette Bay Pimentel. “All the Way to the Top” tells the childhood story of Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins, who climbed all the way to the top of the stairs of the US capitol in 1990 to encourage congress to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Jennifer has cerebral palsy and became famous for the photos taken of her while climbing the stairs without a wheelchair at just 8 years old. The book tells the story from her perspective and covers how she felt she was not treated equally in her community and how she and other activist worked to get the ADA passed. 

Exercise:

All the Way to the Top.docx

All the Way to the Top Worksheet.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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Language Arts, Anti-Bullying, Kindergarten, Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Grade 1, Type, Grade 2, Subject, Social Studies, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

The Sneetches

Summary:

 Students will read/watch the story of The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss. Students will think about prejudice and bullying. Students will learn that differences are not a bad thing and that no one should have to change to please others.

Exercise:

The Sneetches.docx

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Anti-Bullying, Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Type, Subject, Social Studies, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Portrait of the Whole Person: Lesson 1 – Let’s Talk About Disability

Summary:

Students will discuss the importance and value of using respectful language when talking about people with disabilities.

Students will examine the power of language and labels on identity, learn what language is respectful when talking about disabilities, and review some examples of appropriate language.

Lesson Plan: 

Portrait of the Whole Person: Lesson 1 – Let’s Talk About Disability.docx

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Anti-Bullying, Grade 6, Grade 9, Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Grade 7, Grade 10, Middle School (6-8), Type, Grade 8, Grade 11, High School (9-12), Subject, Social Studies, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 5

Portrait of the Whole Person: Lesson 2 – What is Disability?

Summary:

Students will understand that people have different physical and mental conditions that affect a person’s ability to move, feel, see, hear, and think.

Students will be introduced to the idea that these conditions alone are not the disability. Instead it is how society treats the condition that makes it a disability.  Students will understand that society needs to change to make the condition less of a disability, not the person.

Lesson Plan: 

Portrait of the Whole Person: Lesson 2 – What is Disability?.docx

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