Although geared toward younger children, the activities, games, quizzes, and other materials included on this page about disability awareness can definitely be used with all age ranges. For example, the links to famous people with disabilities is a great springboard for middle and high school research and writing projects. This page is worth bookmarking!
The Center of Disability Studies has created a great collection of lesson plans addressing disability awareness. Designed for students aged 10 - 14, with the flexibility to expand to younger or older students, the lessons are varied, and include needed materials, as well as links to additional resources.
The activities included in this booklet are awesome! From quizzes, to simulations, to checklists and more, the materials included in this guide make teaching about disability much less daunting. I strongly recommend bookmarking and/or printing this guide for future reference.
Varda Epstein presents great strategies for talking with students about disabilities. This article is brief enough, and straightforward enough to share with parents and colleagues or for students to review themselves.
These lesson plans, provided by Tolerance.org, are an excellent way to explore disabilities with your students. Organized by grade level (elementary, middle, and high), each lesson plan is standards-aligned and includes suggestions for extension, as well as, additional resources.
NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) has created an amazing resource for educating students about disabilities. The downloadable PDF is a treasure in itself, but the framework of "Awareness, Similarity, Acceptance, Uniqueness, and Inclusion" provides a valuable foundation for planning how to address disabilities in the classroom.