Language Arts, Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Type, Reading & Writing, Grade 2, Activities/Games, Subject

Hello Goodbye Dog: Reading about Service/Therapy Dogs and their Important Jobs

Image Description: Book Cover. Large red, yellow and green text “Hello Goodbye Dog” A dog is up on it’s hind legs putting its front paws on the lap of a girl in a wheelchair with a book on her lap and more books on the floor. The floor is black and white diamond tiles.

Summary:

Students read Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari and read a short article about how a shelter dog helped a boy with epilepsy to live a safer and more fulfilling life.

Lesson Plan:

Hello Goodbye Dog.docx

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Art, Kindergarten, Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Type, Activities/Games, Subject

Interdependence Build a Web

Image Description: A wet spider web glistening against a Autumn Background

Summary:

Students identify with each other some things they like and pass around a ball of twine. The twine represents a web and every student will be holding a part of it to keep it strong. Students will reflect on their own webs in their lives create their own webs using crafting materials. This lesson is designed to develop empathy and use art to express emotion.

Lesson Plan:

Interdependence Build a Web.docx

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Language Arts, Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Type, Exercises, Reading & Writing, Grade 11, High School (9-12), Activities/Games, Subject, Social Studies, Grade 12

Stella Young TED Talk Discussion Guide for High School and Young Adults

 Image from ted.com 

[Image description]  Stella Young in her power chair camera is looking up at her. She is blonde hair, a small microphone and a black and white striped shirt. She is smiling looking away from the camera. Her fists are balled up. 

Summary:

From YouTube description: “Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society’s habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”” Students will watch the video and process why disabled people are often thought to be inspirational for achieving very ordinary things. This inspiration is actually pity in disguise and discuss the implications for that idea. Students will reflect on their own perceptions of disability and how it aligns with the thoughts shared in the TED video.

SAS Standards: CC.1.5.9-10.A, CC.1.5.11-12.B

Lesson Plan: 

Stella Young TED Talk Discussion Guide.docx

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Language Arts, Anti-Bullying, Grade 6, Grade Levels, Grade 7, Middle School (6-8), Type, Exercises, Reading & Writing, Grade 8, Activities/Games, Subject, Projects

Out of my Mind Discussion Guide for Middle School Students

[Image description]  Book cover with a fish bowl  and a gold fish jumping out of the bowl. Blue background with white text Out of my Mind Sharon M. Draper Coretta Scott King Award winning author. 

Summary:

Out of My Mind is narrated by a girl with cerebral palsy who’s very intelligent but unable to express herself verbally or physically. When Melody is integrated into some general classes at school, many kids are purposely mean; others, including teachers, are cruel through their assumptions that Melody is incapable of understanding them. With the help of her parents and some supportive friends and teachers, Melody acquires a machine that allows her to communicate better than she ever has before (Common Sense Media). At last Melody has a voice… but not everyone around her is ready to hear it (Draper, 2010). This book discussion guide can also be adapted into a full assignment if that is more applicable for your student group.

Lesson Plan: 

Book Discussion Guide for Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.docx

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

Stephen Hawking Art Analysis Activity

[Image description] Stephen Hawking cartoon. Stephen in his wheelchair floating above the Earth in space. 

Summary:

Stephen Hawking passed away recently and many artists processed the loss through art. Their art depicts disability from multiple perspectives. In this activity students will explore 2 contrasting images. Take note of the details and how the images depict Stephen Hawking and his physical disability. Both of the images are from Twitter and chances are students have already seen both of the images just scrolling through their phones. Students will explore elements of art, social studies and psychology in this lesson. The focus of the discussion is up to individual educators.

Lesson Plan: 

Activity Thinking Critically About Disability Images from Social Media.docx

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