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Teach Disability History: We Can and We Must - An imperative for civic learning.

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Several people pose with posters for the League of the Physically Handicapped, demanding WPA jobs.
Wed, 03/08/2023

March 8, 2023 - 7-8pm Eastern Time 

Join educators and disability advocates as we share compelling stories of disability rights activists across 200 years of history and ways you can support disability history today.  
The new Reform to Equal Rights: K-12 Disability History Curriculum offers free, online, 23 inclusive lessons with 200+ primary sources. Topics include Moral Reformers, Disability Rights Movement, and fully inclusive Civics Projects. A unit on disabled Civil War veterans and nurses who served them features Massachusetts stories, supported by the Expand Massachusetts Stories program of Mass Humanities. Learn about the grassroots Easterseals Massachusetts #TeachDisabilityHistory campaign. 
Funded by a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources grant. 

  • 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

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