Whose responsibility is it to protect equal rights? Class members engage in a series of activities that create awareness of the prejudice and intolerance persons with disabilities face. They then create a message addressed to their peers, asking them to take a stand against prejudice directed at those with intellectual disabilities.
- Arrange for a school-wide sharing of the projects
- Preview the entire packet before deciding how to use the activities with your classes
- A safe classroom environment for discussion is required for the activities in the resource
- The carefully scaffolded resource includes links to Soeren Palumbo's speech and other Special Olympics Community resources, activities, a vocabulary list, discussion questions, the project assignment, and suggestions for classroom modifications