Join the launch of the Reform to Equal Rights: K-12 Disability History Curriculum on March 8 from 7:00-8:00pm Eastern Time.
Educators and disability advocates will share compelling stories of disability rights activists across 200 years of history and ways you can support disability history today.
The new curriculum offers free, online, 23 lessons in 8 units using over 200 primary sources. Inclusive lessons model Universal Design for Learning. The project is funded by a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources grant.
Topics range from Moral Reformers to the Disability Rights Movement. A special unit on disabled Civil War veterans and nurses who served them features Massachusetts stories, supported by the Expand Massachusetts Stories program of Mass Humanities.
Hear from the following educators and disability advocates:
- Leaders of the Easterseals Massachusetts #TeachDisabilityHistory campaign
- Graham Warder, Keene State College – Disabled Civil War Veterans and Nurses
- Desiree Forte, Easterseals Massachusetts – #TeachDisabilityHistory campaign
- Ross Newton, HEC Academy – Disability History in the Classroom
- Katherine Stevens, Mass Humanities – Expand Massachusetts Stories
- Rich Cairn, Emerging America – lead author Reform to Equal Rights: K-12 Disability History Curriculum
Click the following link for more information on "Reform to Equal Rights – Disability History Curriculum.