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LESSON

What is a Disability?

This lesson helps students increase knowledge about people with disabilities and explore ways to sensitively communicate with people with disabilities.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
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Showing Compassion

In this lesson, students will explore the ways people with a critical health condition or disease might feel, as well as various ways they can support and show compassion toward those who are living with an illness.
Grade Level
3-5
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
Arts
Social Justice Domain
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Discovering My Identity

In this lesson, students will describe aspects of their identities such as race, gender, ability, religion and more. Then after exploring Marley Dias' Black Girls Books campaign, students will analyze book illustrations and write their own book review noting how characters are similar and different from them.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Art and Accessibility: Study of Design

In this lesson, children will consider what’s involved in creating spaces for people who are differently-abled and learn how art can be used to create a more open and accessible world.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
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Taking Action for Accessibility

Drawing on what they have learned about challenging stereotypes and the interaction between art and activism, students will brainstorm, plan and take steps toward carrying out plans they can make in their daily lives to work toward social justice for people with physical disabilities.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

How Art Can Be Activism

Learning about local activism empowers students by helping them understand the wide variety of possibilities for affecting change, beginning in their own communities. This lesson introduces students to a movement for disability rights that integrated visual arts and community activism.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics
Arts
Social Justice Domain
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Accessibility Icons in Action

This lesson exposes children to several commonly used icons for accessibility and gives them the opportunity to act out scenarios where the icons might be especially useful. It also introduces the idea of universal design, an approach to making the world usable for all people.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

What Is Ableism?

In this lesson, students will share what they already know about physical disabilities, stereotypes regarding people with disabilities and issues of fairness and accessibility. They will start learning vocabulary for talking about ableism.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
Social Justice Domain