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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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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Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Type, Exercises, Grade 11, High School (9-12), Subject, Social Studies, Grade 12

Intro to Disability Discussion for 11-12 Grade

Summary:

In this lesson students will contemplate how they perceive disability and explore stereotypes and misconceptions of disability through a circle discussion activity. This lesson is intended as an introductory activity on disability. Students are just beginning the discussion on disability.

Concentric Circles Introductory Disability Discussions for 11 and 12 grade.docx

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Teaching Tolerance: Ableism Lesson

Summary:

This lesson is adapted from the Teaching Tolerance “What is Ableism?” lesson: https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/what-is-ableism

In this lesson students will learn about and discuss ableism and how it exists in society and affects the lives of people with disabilities. Students will participate in a group exercise and class discussion using Youtube videos.

Lesson Plan:

Teaching Tolerance Ableism Lesson.docx

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Circle of Friends: Disability and the Community

Summary:

Students will participate in an exercise and discussion on disability and segregation. In this lesson students will map out social interactions in their everyday lives. After they complete the exercise the teacher will facilitate a discussion on segregation. Students with disabilities who grow up institutions are effectively segregated from the rest of population, so their social circles tend to look very different from the student’s in class.

Exercise:

 Circle of Friends Disability and the Community.docx

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