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Disabilities and Inclusion


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A PowerPoint to teach children from 3rd-6th class about disabilities and the importance of inclusion.

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Disabilities and Inclusion

  1. 1. Disabilities
  2. 2. Lesson Aim: 1. To seewhatitisliketohave "differentabilities"thanyou have 2. To experiencewhy somepeopleactdifferentlythanother people 3. To research various celebritieswithdisabilitiesand seehow their disabilitieshave notheldthemback
  3. 3. What arethe similarities?
  4. 4. What arethe differences?
  5. 5. What is an… ability?
  6. 6. Unique? What is it to be…
  7. 7. Whatdifferent abilitiesdo we have in our classroom? • Who can ride a bicycle? • Who can roller skate? • Who knows their division tables really well? • Who knows how to do long division? • Who has really, really, neat handwriting? • Who is good at video games? • Who is good at football? • Who can run fast? • Who knows how to knit? • Who can bake? • Everyone has different abilities or qualities about themselves that make them unique!
  8. 8. • Who likes it when teachers/other students are understanding when you make a mistake when reading or when you miss the goal in football? • Even though everyone has different abilities, talents and qualities, we are the same in one basic way: We all want other people to understand us and that we each have different talents.
  9. 9. Some born with What does the word ‘disability’ mean? Some acquire it Commonpart of our lives To be differently abled (physical way, way they learn, way they think, etc.)
  10. 10. Brainstorm Disabilities we know
  11. 11. Peoplewith Disabilities… • …have jobs, go to school, and are moms, brothers, cousins and dads.
  12. 12. The Only Differenceis… • they might need accommodations or equipment such as: – Books using large-size print – A voice-activated computer – Space to use a wheelchair
  13. 13. Do you know anyonewho has a disability?
  14. 14. Drinking StrawsGalore • Goal:totestout whatblindness,speech impairments(muteness), amputations(missing limbsandfingers),hearing impairmentsand reading impairmentsare like.
  15. 15. In groups of 6… • Each member will have a different job in the activity: – One childis to be blindfolded – One childneeds to tie a scarf around their ears so their hearing is muffled – One childwill have their thumbs taped to their index finger – One childwillnot be allowedto use their dominant arm – One childwill not be allowed to speak – One childwill act asa ‘Leader’
  16. 16. • Your group will have 20 minutesto create as talla structure as possible usingstraws and tape, but first…
  17. 17. Readthe instructions… • .elbat ro riahc ,llaw a gnihcuot tuohtiw ,nwo sti no dnats ot elba eb ot sah noitcurtsnoc ehT .epat dna swarts ylno gnisu elbissop noitcurtsnoc tsellat eht etaerC • (Hint: They are written backwards!)
  18. 18. Questions 1. How did youfind theactivity? 2. Whatdid theblind personin yourgroup do? 3. Didmembers ofthegroup assumethatsince someone possesseda disabilitythattheywere not capableofbeing an active member ofthe grouportheywouldonlybe able todo certaintasks? 4. Didanygroupasktheirmembers withadisabilitywhattheyfelt theycoulddo tocontributetothe groupactivity? 5. If youhada disabilityin real life,how wouldyouwantpeople totreatyouwhen doing something such aswhatyoudid here? 6. Whatcould youdo differentlynexttime toimprove the experience forthe othergroupmembers?
  19. 19. Createa CelebrityProfile • Eachgroupwill be given acelebrity withadisabilitytocreatea profileon. Theywill then sharethe informationtheyhavefoundwiththe class!
  20. 20. Daniel Radcliff Christy Brown Emily Blunt Claude Monet Tom Cruise Beethoven Christopher Reeves Michael Phelps Albert Einstein Stephen Hawkins Stevie Wonder