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Black Disabled History Project
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Pennsylvania DOE
In this lesson, students will be invited to research a famous Black Disabled person, either from history or modern day. Students will work in groups...
Reading about the Deaf Perspective: Dad and Me in the Morning Guided Reading Lesson
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Pennsylvania DOE
This lesson revolves around the book Dad and Me and the Morning by Patricia Lakin. The book tells the short story of a boy and his dad getting up...
Easterseals Disability Film Festival Discussion Lesson Plan
  • Multiple Subjects
  • HS, PD
This lesson plan uses the finalist videos from the Easterseals disability film festival to help students understand the social model of disability...
A Birthday Party For Everyone
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, PD
In this lesson, students will consider what accommodations they can make in order to be more inclusive of their peers with disabilities. This lesson...
The Star-Bellied Sneetches: A Guided Discussion With Students about Prejudice
  • Speaking and Listening
  • K-2, 3-5
Pennsylvania DOE
In this lesson students will watch a cartoon adaptation of Dr. Suess's "The Sneetches" and will have a discussion about the themes from the story...
Franklin Roosevelt and Hiding his Disability
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Pennsylvania DOE
This lesson plan focuses on how FDR hid and the people around him helped to keep the image of his disability out of the press and minds of Americans...
Stell Young TED Talk Discussion Guide
  • Current Events
  • High School
Pennsylvania DOE
This lesson plan gives teachers a way to show the persepctive of somebody living with a disability. This video will explore students preconcived...
Thinking Critically About Disability Images from Social Media
  • Visual Arts
  • High School
In this lesson, students will analyze are that was made right after Stephen Hawking passed away. The art all comes from social media, so students...
PA History: Demystifying Pennhurst State School
  • High School
Pennsylvania DOE
In this lesson students will compare and contrast 3 videos on Pennhurst State School. Students will delve into two narratives, The “horror” and “...
My Travelin' Eye Guided Reading Lesson Plan
  • Reading Standards for Fiction
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Standards aligned
In this lesson plan students will read "My Travelin' Eye" by Jenny Sue Kostecki and will discuss the book as a class. This book focuses on how mother...