This one-hour workshop empowers Special Education teachers to foster supportive attention to disability and to support integration of disability history across the K-12 academic curriculum, by providing basic historical knowledge, free curriculum materials, and strategies for collaboration with elementary teachers and Social Studies and English Language Arts teachers across grades. Disability history is history. These voices need to be included. I really liked the connections to the civics curriculum. - Teacher, participant in the first session of the webinar.
Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners. Extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts –including complex primary sources– and a need for background knowledge can be barriers. Yet the authentic sources, important ideas and connections to issues of these subjects also offer virtual tools for differentiation and potent means to motivate students.