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In this language skills worksheet, 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.
Students explore different federal laws promoting the education for the handicapped. In this literacy lesson, 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.
Pupils look at websites about Down Syndrome and respond to how the media has impacted this disability on society. In this Down Syndrome lesson plan, students respond to different situations on worksheets. 
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. How many of each group will give birth to a Down syndrome baby?
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.
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. The instructional activity is appropriate for the developmental and cognitive functioning level of children with moderate disabilities and or Down syndrome. 
Students 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 students participation and use them to make bulletin boards and AV shows for specific teaching units.
Your genetics juniors will benefit from this lesson. They read an article about a Special Olympics winner and then discuss how life might be for someone who suffers from Down Syndrome.
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.
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. This app is exactly what it says it is, a way for non-verbal individuals to tap to talk.
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. They repeat these activities for meiosis and for the fertilization process. Finally, they read about karyotypes and chromosomal abnormalities. The handout is informative, but the lab activities are not engaging.
The information included here will guide your students to research a particular genetic disorder and then work in groups to create a pamphlet about the disorder from a genetic counselor's point of view.
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. The lesson concludes by having junior geneticists compare a normal karyotype to aneuploid karyotypes. This, and other lessons by the same producer, are high-quality resources that will enrich your genetics unit.
Young scholars compare and contrast the two types of cell divisions namely meiosis and mitosis. In this biology lesson, students create chromosome models. They identify the different stages of cell division.
Students study sickle cell anemia and other genetic disorders.  In this investigative lesson students create a poster and present it to the class on a certain disorder. 
Learners read and discuss the history of special education in public schools related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Students work in groups to design ways to modify classroom activities based on the needs of a student with a specific disability. Learners present their ideas for modifying activities and assignments to the class.
Learners discuss the difference between a gene, DNA, chromatid, and chromosome. They predict how changes in chromosome number or structure affect development. Students discuss what causes genetic disorders. They view a PowerPoint that covers Downs Syndrome, Turner's Syndrome, and Cri-du-Chat Syndrome.
In 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.
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. Each activity and related worksheet focuses on one of several common disabilities seen in the educational community. Autism, learning disabilities, communication disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment, and intellectual disabilities are all discussed.
Six different chromosome activites introduce biology aces to heredity, chromosomal abnormalities, sex-linked traits, and the human genome. The hands-on activites are fairly simple for the teacher to prepare and will prove to be both educational and engaging. Use them in your biology class to supplement your genetics unit.

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