ERIC Number: ED256122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Smallest Minority: Adapted Regular Education Social Studies Curricula for Understanding and Integrating Severely Disabled Students. Upper Elementary Grades: Understanding Prejudice.
Brown, Sue; And Others
The document, one of 11 in a series developed by the Hawaii Integration Project, focuses on the social studies topic of understanding prejudice. The curriculum is designed for grades 4-6 and includes in its first unit an exploration of the dynamics of groups and group membership. In the three lessons students experience the feelings of acceptance or rejection firsthand and analyze the privileges and responsibilities attached to membership. Unit II addresses the interactions between and among groups, specifically the prejudice generated by one group for or against another group. Lessons feature a role playing situation in which students experience the effects of prejudice and activities designed to highlight observation of similarities and differences and distinctions between disabilities and handicaps. In the final lesson, students participate in an integrated activity with a special education class. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Hawaii Integration Project
Note: A part of the Hawaii Integration Project. For related information, see EC 172 522-532.