ERIC Number: ED364038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons for Inclusion.
Vandercook, Terri; And Others
The goal of this curriculum is to assist educators to develop a classroom community in which all children, including those with significant disabilities, feel good about themselves and work together to support the active learning and valued membership of all class members. The specific goal of the lessons is to promote positive self-concept and effective interpersonal skills. The lessons are intended to help children in grades K-4 recognize their own strengths and the strengths of other children regardless of (and in many cases because of) their differences. The lessons teach children that everyone needs to feel accepted and included. The four lessons are: "Including Everyone: We All Need To Belong,""Liking Myself: Self-Esteem Is Important,""Making and Keeping Friends: Everybody Needs a Friend," and "Cooperating with Others: Together We Can Do It." Each of the lessons includes an introduction of the topic using children's literature, discussion questions, and activities. Appendices contain materials for use in implementing the learning activities. (JDD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Cooperation, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Disabilities), Self Concept, Self Esteem, Social Integration, Teaching Methods
Institute on Community Integration (UAP), 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (also available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Forest Lake Area School District, MN.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.