Veterans, Workers, and Citizens

Disability and American History through Primary Sources

PDPs: 
10
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentHistory and Social Studies

From pre-Civil War to the present, seek out roots of change. Consider varied reformers and activists, and their evolving definitions of disability. Examine impacts including early 19th Century reform movements, veterans pensions, Social Security, Special Education, and the Americans with Disability Act. Access a wealth of primary sources from the Disability History Museum and the Library of Congress.

Work with scholars and fellow teachers on a standards-based inquiry-oriented lesson, using primary sources. In partnership with the Disability History Museum, Perkins School for the Blind, and Keene State College.

Audience

Upper elementary and secondary history teachers, Grades 6-12.

Credits

10 PDPs (MA) or Letter of Participation (NH), requires prior work through Library of Congress.

Availability

Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

Instructor(s)

  • Graham Warder is Assistant Professor of History, Keene State College

  • Laurie Block is a documentary film and radio producer, and Director of the online Disability History Museum.

  • Rich Cairn

    Rich Cairn has directed the Emerging America program since 2006. Emerging America includes Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Institutes: "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry."

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org