ERIC Number: ED216464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Handicapped in Literature. A Curriculum to Foster Understanding of People with Disabilities.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
The first of three volumes presenting a curriculum designed to help nonhandicapped students understand students with disabilities focuses on the use of literature to foster that understanding in junior and senior high. The first section examines literature in high school, and presents lessons (theme, objectives, and discussion guides) for five works of fiction: "Of Mice and Men,""Flowers for Algernon,""To Kill a Mockingbird,""I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," and "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter." The drama section provides lessons for "Richard III,""The Glass Managerie," and "The Miracle Worker." Poems are included in a separate section with selections on blindness, deafness, and physical impairment. Literature for junior high and intermediate schools is represented by fiction ("Summer of the Swans,""Deenie," and "Listen for the Fig Tree"), nonfiction ("Karen" and "Tom Sullivan's Adventures in Darkness") and poems about deafness and physical impairment. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Drama, English Instruction, Fiction, High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Literature, Poetry, Student Attitudes
New York State Education Department Publication Sales Desk, Room 169, Education Building Annex, Albany, NY 12234 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Note: For related documents, see EC 142 414-415. Prepared by the Special Education Development Centers at Hunter College.