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25 reviewed resources for physical and mental disabilities

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Disability Awareness Activity Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
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...
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Reproduction, Day 2: Pregnancy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nearly all students have seen pregnant women and may have questions about human development. Intended for secondary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, this lesson defines the process of pregnancy  in a developmentally...
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Cures: Barometer

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students discuss and fill out a worksheet about the controversial cures of people with disabilities in the past. In this disabilities lesson plan, students write about the issues and justification for if they agree or disagree with these...
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Religion and Ethics: Living with Special Needs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore human behavior by exploring mental and physical disabilities. In this learning disability lesson, students identify the different disabilities students have which prevent them from working at the same pace as the rest of...
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Society - Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students look at a timeline of the development of different disabilities and discuss how different they all are. For this disabilities lesson plan, students then fill out a worksheet of examples of different kinds of disabilities.
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Timeline

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students discover how people with disabilities have played a significant role in society throughout history. In this language arts and social studies lesson, students design a timeline that shows the inclusion of people with disabilities...
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Programs

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discuss programs designed for people with disabilities. In this language arts and social studies lesson plan, students discuss programs started by the Kennedy family and create posters in order to share their findings.
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Using Poetry in Teaching Reading to Special Education Students

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A series of well-written activities, these lessons prompt middle schoolers reading below grade level (at a second, third, or fourth grade level) to use poetry to practice basic reading skills. They rhyme, build words, make inferences,...
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Project Thorne Comm

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in a class that is designed for those who have physical and mental disabilities. They take part in class activities and field trips planned around the development of skills for activities of daily living. The teacher...
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Health Education: An Integrated Approach; A Day Without Sight

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders hypothesize about the difficulties they may encounter if they did not have their sense of sight, in order to establish a sense of empathy for the disabled. In this lesson on senses, 4th graders record all of the things...
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Including the Disabled Student

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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...
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Understanding and Supporting Our Peers with Cognitive Challenges

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Discriminating Issues

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how U.S. Law Defines Discrimination In this lesson. They research the issues surrounding a variety of types of discrimination, and then write editorials analyzing legal and social positions on discrimination in the...
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Negative Attitudes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A study in the United Kingdom found that approximately 60 percent of workers had heard the term gay used as an insult in the professional workplace. Scholars consider discrimination, negative attitudes, tolerance, and stereotypes in the...
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Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn from teachers at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind on ways to reach students of different learning styles and ability levels, as well as how to accommodate learners with special needs in a general education classroom setting.
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Relief Tile Making

For Teachers Higher Ed
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...
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Disability and Diversity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners list the problems with your school's physical environment for people with some of the disabilities already listed. They also list some of the problems with some peoples' attitudes and suggest problem-solving remedies.
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Intermediate Paragraph Correction

For Students 4th - 6th
In this intermediate paragraph correction worksheet, learners answer questions about errors in sentences. In this multiple choice worksheet, students answer eight questions.
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Food Pesticides and Their Risks to Children

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine an industrial disaster in India which affected the food for generations to come. In groups, they research the history of pesticides and place them into groups based on the type of pests they control. They partcipate in...
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ESL Holiday Lessons: World Down Syndrome Day

For Students 6th - 10th
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 ...
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Creating A Visual Story

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students practice producing a visual story that is made up of images taken from multiple sources. The teacher demonstrates an example of a story using rearranged images and gives an explanation for the choices made. The lesson includes a...
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FACS: Recreation Therapy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
An attractive and informative nine-slide PowerPoint introduces the class to the world of recreational therapy. Attached handouts provide team-building and ice-breaker activities. The activities are engaging. They serve as examples of...
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Educators

For Teachers Higher Ed
After viewing selections from a website and discussing the role of the teacher in educating the disabled, students work in pairs. They analyze the work of an educator and relate the work to a given quote, then decide if that quote fits...
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Life of a Soldier after the Civil War Lesson Plan: What's in a Name

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the concept of institutional bias. In this Civil War lesson, students read case studies on the treatment of Irish and African-American veterans who did not receive their pensions from the war. Students discuss their...