ERIC Number: ED256123
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. Secondary Grades: Understanding Alienation.
Hemphill, Norma Jean; And Others
The curriculum is an adaptation of a secondary social studies curriculum designed to help nonhandicapped students understand alienation. In Unit I, students explore their personal experiences of alienation either as victims or perpetrators. In lessons 1 and 2 they role play an alienating situation in the classroom and analyze such past experiences of their classmates. In the third lesson, students practice problem solving skills to find solutions to situations in which individuals or groups are left out. Unit II addresses the specific alienating problems faced by disabled persons. General accessibility problems are introduced in lesson 1, followed by investigations in lessons 2 and 3 of the school's physical and programmatic barriers. The final lesson encourages students to overcome barriers through contact with special education students. (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.