- Pat, Elizabeth, and Smythe from Rod Corey's class have a page called Rights of the Disabled, which currently features short profiles of Ed Roberts, John Tyler, Jeff Moyer, Gabriela Brimmer, Dorothea Dix, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah; as well as sections about laws and historical eras.
- Catie, Read, and Alicia from Bill Shardlow's class have a page called Laws Affecting Disabled Americans--section titles include "Disability Discrimination," "Disabled and Sports," "Quotes," and "Quick Facts."
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Mr. Shardlow's Opus (and Mr. Corey's too)
Kudos to the teachers at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, Maine, who have set up a Wiki for their eighth-grade students to produce webpages about civil rights--including disability rights. The idea is nifty--a wiki is a great tool for collaboration, and (after registering) parents and community members are invited to join in gathering and organizing information about the history, law, and cultural aspects of various civil rights movements. In conjunction with the online aspect of their study, students are also creating exhibits for a "Civil Rights Museum," which will be open to the public on the evening of June 5. If you can't make it to the exhibit (kind of a long commute for me, from Southern California to Maine), at least tour the disability rights movement pages that the Harrison students are creating: