chapter  9
23 Pages

Disability Culture and Disability Pride

WithSusan Baglieri, Priya Lalvani

This chapter highlights the empowerment of disabled people in recent decades and the emergence of the disability rights movement. It provides an overview of the disability rights movement and offers ideas for teaching and inquiry on topics including deinstitutionalization, the independent living movement, and the passing of legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, which extended the rights of disabled people. Teachers will learn strategies for developing classroom inquiries that explore why people with disabilities have been historically oppressed and how collectivism is important for making social change. This chapter includes suggestions for books and multimedia resources, both for further professional development and for use in K–12 lesson planning or curriculum development. Teachers can choose from numerous activity ideas and reproducible worksheets for teaching about disability history in K–12 classrooms