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Students role play what it would be like to have a physical disability. In this instructional activity 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. Students take turn role playing what it would be like to live with a physical disability.
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. Note: This is a very important skill to address.
This lesson is intended for adult students with mental and physical disabilities. Students watch as the teacher demonstrates cutting out tile using a wood template. The students receive two tiles that are the same size. They draw a drawing that can be cut out. Students glue the tiles together using slip.
Third graders develop an appreciate for the various cultures that are present in their local community. Through reading and research, they explain how various culture came to live in their area. At the conclusion of the unit, 3rd graders participate in a celebration of the various cultures studied.
Learners explore human behavior by exploring mental and physical disabilities. In this learning disability lesson, students identify the different disabilities learners have which prevent them from working at the same pace as the rest of the class. Students discuss ways they can treat learning disabled classmates better in order to boost their self-esteem.
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.