On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Dec. 3, here are resources for teaching about the history of the disability rights movement.
Article. By Chloë Myers and Hank Bersani Jr. Rethinking Schools, Winter 2008/09.
A guide for analyzing children’s books for prejudice by able-bodied and able-minded people toward people with disabilities.
Article. By Chloë Myers-Hughes and Hank Bersani Jr. Winter 2009-10.
The authors of “10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Ableism” look at what Caldecott winners tell young children about disability.
Film (YouTube video). 18 minutes.
Documentary on the historic civil rights demonstration of people with disabilities in 1977.
Article. By Ruth Shagoury. We Knew Our History Series.
Textbooks and children’s literature distort Helen Keller’s work, and recount only a fraction of what makes her heroic.
Website. Resources for teaching Disability History.