Physical Disabilities Teacher Resources
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Getting to Know People with Physical Disabilities
Students define the terms disability and physical disability, and discuss the various abilities of people who use wheelchairs. They listen to the book, A Very Special Critter, interview a person with a physical disability, and create a class book.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 5 Views 15 Downloads
Students role play what it would be like to have a physical disability. In this lesson on acceptance, students listen to the book A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan. As a class, the students discuss similarities and differences in people's appearances and abilities.
K Health 3 Views 18 Downloads
Recruiting Help to Attain Personal Goals
At one time or another, people with physical disabilities may require the assistance of others in the community. Here, they engage in one-on-one role-playing sessions to practice recruiting assistance in the community. They practice asking for help so they will have this valuable skill when they need it in a real-life situation.
11th - Higher Ed Health 6 Views 8 Downloads
The Trumpet of the Swan
Fourth graders explore the human body by analyzing fictional characters. In this physical disability lesson, 4th graders define a list of physical vocabulary terms used in the story The Trumpet of the Swan. Students read the story with their classmates and complete a reading response sheet for each chapter of the book.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Capture the Treasure
Did you ever play capture the flag? I did, and it was so much fun! Your learners with special needs, physical handicaps, or visual impairments can play a classic and highly engaging game with a few minor adaptations. The best part is, while they play, they will be building directional mobility and orientation skills, as well as interacting socially and learning how to navigate an outdoor environment.
1st - 12th Physical Education 11 Views 7 Downloads
Warm-Up Exercise with Hula Hoop
To improve mobility, social skill development, and the concept of position, learners with physical disabilities work together to raise and lower a hula hoop over their heads. The activity is short and intended to be used as a warm-up.
1st - 8th Physical Education 9 Views 8 Downloads
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 98 Views 77 Downloads
The Amazing Maud Lewis
Students investigate cultural art from Canada by reading about Maud Lewis. In this Canadian history lesson, students identify the work of Lewis by visiting her magazine website. Students identify other heroes in Nova Scotia before creating their own art pieces in the style of Maud Lewis.
2nd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Double Self Portrait
Students meet an artist who overcame learning and physical disabilities and became a successful artist. They use a digital camera to imitate the style of one artist; and explore the connection between the use of technology and art.
8th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Frontiers of Dance
Learners learn about the a dance company with disabled dancers as well as the field of integrated dance. In this integrated dance lesson, students read passages about the AXIS Dance Company, an integrated dance company of able and disabled dancers.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 18 Downloads
Myths and Misconceptions
Young scholars examine and discuss common myths and misconceptions about persons with disabilities and with a partner plan an outing for a community activity. They read and complete the handout "Developmental Disabilities: Truth or Myth?" and discuss the answers as a class.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 7 Views 46 Downloads
8th Grade Special Needs P.E. Project
Eighth graders without a disability are encouraged to gain a new perspective about what it is like to have a physical disability. They experience various examples (blindfolding, soundproof ear protection, wheelchair, etc.) to begin to accept and better understand those individuals who do have disabilities.
8th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download
Physical Differences - Project Children L.E.A.D. - Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity
Students look at pictures from the book "A Rainbow of Friends." They discuss reasons for the title of the book. Students take turns using a wheel chair to play a ball game. They discuss how being in the chair made them feel about the game. Students play a game where some of them are blindfolded and discuss blindness.
K Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Agreeing And Disagreeing
In this language arts instructional activity, students practice oral language skills. Students work in pairs and agree or disagree with 16 controversial issues. There is a word bank of phrases to use for the degree of agreement or disagreement.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Adapting to the World
Students consider dog breeds that are helpful to humans and their hereditary link to wolves. For this biology lesson, student research a dog breed for traits that make it useful to humans. Students write a report of how these traits could be selected in the dog breed.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Look Ma, No Hands!
Learners in Advanced Keyboarding Applications class practice using Voice Recognition software to compose and "voice" four written assignments. They explain why this technology is useful to those with physical disabilities or those having difficulty using a keyboard.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 5 Downloads
Golf is a popular game that is enjoyed around the world. Invite your pupils with visual impairments or blindness to putt a few balls or make a hole in one. This lesson provides several very good suggestions as to how you can teach an adaptive version of golf to learners with special needs.
3rd - 12th Physical Education 9 Views 8 Downloads