Disability and Diversity
Students 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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Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation...
8th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair
Young scholars develop disability awareness. In this character building and diversity lesson, students listen to the book The Story of Taylor and his Wheelchair by James Riggio Heelan, then describe things that were difficult for Taylor...
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Turn of the Century Immigration
In an engaging simulation, class members imagine immigrating to the United States in the late nineteenth-century and arriving at Ellis Island. They then write creative journal entries about their experience and chart their journeys.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Identity-Based Bullying
What is identity? What is bullying? What is identity-based bullying? After discussing these questions as a class, pupils engage in partner discussions before participating in a small group activity to act out bullying scenarios. Then,...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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...
Pre-K - Higher Ed Special Education & Programs
History of Ponce de Leon in Florida
Based in sound Educational Theory, this lesson uses art to convey the story of Ponce de Leon. Mild to moderately disabled students hear the story of the Fountain of Youth, examine a paining of Ponce de Leon, and act out a scene as Ponce...
6th - 8th Special Education & Programs
Including the Disabled Student
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History