ERIC Number: ED256121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Smallest Minority: Adapted Regular Education Social Studies Curricula for Understanding and Integrating Severely Disabled Students. Lower Elementary Grades: Understanding Self and Others.
Brown, Sue; And Others
The first of 11 documents on the Hawaii Integration Project (HIP) of severely disabled students presents information on ways to tailor social studies lessons for lower elementary nonhandicapped students (K-3). The curriculum stresses similarities among students and the importance of students learning from each other. Unit I explores similarities and differences among peers and disabled and nondisabled children. Unit II offers opportunities to practice problem solving skills, with lessons on using prostheses as tools and exploring mobility alternatives. The final unit focuses on communication and incorporates lessons on pantomime, sign language, and communication with nonverbal persons. Appended material includes information on etiquette with people who have disabilities and suggestions for integrated recreational activities for disabled and nondisabled peers. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Special Education.