Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Type, Reading & Writing, Subject, Grade 4, Grade 5

Reading about the Deaf Perspective: Dad and Me in the Morning Guided Reading Lesson Plan

 

Summary:

This lesson revolves around the book Dad and Me and the Morning by Patricia Lakin. The book tells the short story of a boy and his dad getting up early to see the sunrise. The book is unique because the boy in the story is deaf and the book shows the different ways he and his dad communicate. It is a great example of how the disabled perspective can be brought to a story that most children can relate with. In this lesson the teacher will read the book page by page and stop on each page to have students figure out all the different ways the boy and his Dad are communicating. The students will compete to see who can find the most ways. Everything you need to teach this lesson, including the book, can be found in the lesson plan by following the link below. 

Exercise:

Dad and Me in the Morning Lesson Plan.docx

 

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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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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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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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