ERIC Number: ED245422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Visual Impairment: Accepting Individual Differences.
Cohen, Shirley; And Others
The AID (Accepting Individual Differences) curriculum guide, the fifth in a series of five manuals that attempt to foster acceptance and respect for differences as exemplified by disabilities, presents activities on visual impairments (VI) for instructors' personal learning, and lesson plans for teaching primary grade students. Suggested for personal learning experiences by instructors are simulation activities, reading, observation, a conference with a teacher of VI students, and general resources. Activities of kindergrten through grade 3 students are presented in five lesson plans on the theme, "People are different; people are the same." The lesson plans, which incorporate use of the accompanying student workbook, "Visual Impairment," usually include theme, specific objective, activities (such as the listening game), a list of materials, literature, a discussion guide, directions for leading the activity, and directions for story line. Twelve activities for more advanced students give opportunities such as simulating visual impairment. Questions that students might ask are posed and answered. (MC)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Lesson Plans, Mainstreaming, Peer Acceptance, Primary Education, Resources, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
New York State Education Department, Publications Sales Desk, Room 164EBA, Albany, NY 12234 (kit price $6.50, prepaid; 5 manuals, 4 student workbooks, 1 cassette).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll. Special Education Development Center.
Note: Includes instructional flip book "Visual Impairment," which is largely photographs and may not reproduce well. Reprint. Documents originally available from Developmental Learning Materials (1977). For related documents and workbooks (flipbooks), see EC 162 481-484.