Down's Syndrome Teacher Resources
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Understanding and Supporting Our Peers with Cognitive Challenges
Students explore different federal laws promoting the education for the handicapped. In this literacy instructional activity, students brainstorm how they can help individual with Down syndrome. They read a fiction book related to the topic and discuss their thoughts about it.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Errors of Meiosis: Chromosomal Abnormalities
After viewing these concise summaries of the common chromosome abnormalities that cause disorders, students' understanding of genetic errors will be much better. This presentation has clear diagrams to accompany the explanations. The slides have information about the genetic problems, but not many details about the disorders themselves.
7th - 8th Science
New Review The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider the barriers to access they would face.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Hereditary Defects: Down Syndrome and Sickle Cell Anemia
Students solve problems like the following examples: 1. If you have 10,000 women, age 30, who have babies and one in 900 of these births will result in a Down syndrome baby, how many will have this disease? 2. 5,000 babies are born; 2,000 to women age 20, 3,000 to women age 40.
5th - 8th Science
Mitosis, Meiosis, and Fertilization
An explanatory introduction to genes opens the worksheet for young geneticists. Then, through diagrams and reading passages, mitosis is explained. This is just a general explanation, as the phases of mitosis are not mentioned. Pupils answer a few fill-in-the-blank questions and then use large objects and their arms to model mitosis.
7th - 12th Science
ESL Holiday Lessonsï»¿: World Down Syndrome Day
In this language skills instructional activity, students read an article about World Down Syndrome Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Down Syndrome: Lesson Plan
You don't usually find lessons written just for learners with Down syndrome, so this is a true jewel. Kindergartners will explore farm animal sounds and identification as they sing the song, "Down on Grandpa's Farm." They sing the song, match animal pictures, make animals sounds, and finish off with a rousing game of farm animal bingo.
K Special Education & Programs
Human Heredity II
Using deductive skills and reasoning based on the data provided about a family's blood genotype, blood phenotype, chromosomes, and genetic conditions, 9th graders answer the questions below. The conditions discussed are Down Syndrome and color blindness, giving students the opportunity to explore the genetic reasoning behind each disorder.
Yes We Can! Students with Autism & Down-Syndrome on the Drums!
Young scholars participate in live music activities to learn about various topics and improve their social skills. In this music skills lesson, students play along with music on drums and other sound objects. Teachers take digital pictures of the young scholars participation and use them to make bulletin boards and AV shows for specific teaching units.
1st - 5th English Language Arts
On Down - Down Syndrome
Begin this lesson with a video about the genetics behind Down syndrome. It shows how researchers get the genes in stem cells to turn on or off. They are finding that it isn't only the presence of an extra 21st chromosome that causes the physical and mental development problems, but that other chromosomes have differences as well.
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science
This app was specially designed for educators, families, or other professionals who work with children or adults with special needs. It provides a vital service for those who are non-verbal due to autism, Down Syndrome, intellectual or physical disabilities, apraxia, or any other non-verbal condition.
1st - 12th English Language Arts
New Review Special Olympics Volleyball Coaching Guide: Teaching Volleyball Skills
From warm-up routines and stretches to skill progressions and passing drills, this is an absolute must-have resource for coaches teaching volleyball to a group of learners with diverse needs and skills.
4 mins 6th - 12th Physical Education CCSS: Adaptable
Human Genetics Disorders
For this human genetics disorders worksheet, learners define genetic disorder and identify the two causes of genetic disorder. Students complete a table on genetic disorders. Learners answer several questions about pedigrees and how to manage genetic disorders.
8th - 9th Science
Investigating Birth Defects
Intended to inform a general audience on why birth defect happen, they take on the role of epidemiologists. They will read background information, conduct internet research, and compile the information. A mock investigation and diagnoses concludes the lesson.
7th - 8th Science
Disability Awareness Activity Packet
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities.
Pre-K - Higher Ed Special Education & Programs