B4 In depth biographies of disabled people who have made a difference: Activities KS4/5

B4 In depth biographies of disabled people who have made a difference: Activities KS4/5

1.Check out ‘Our Statures Touch the Skies’- Tom Shakespeare’s blog http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/
‘Disability is part of the human condition. At any one time, perhaps 15% of the population have a disability: add illness and ageing and impairment comes to us all. In this blog, I want to share short biographies of famous and not-so-famous disabled people, and by doing so demonstrate the variety and the achievement of disabled lives. I hope it will be interesting and instructive, and welcome suggestions for future subjects’.
“A fabulous, inspirational blog” (The Guardian)

2.Activities
i. Identify an historical figure of relevance to a period you are studying or you are interested in.
ii. Write a short account of their life achievements and their impairment.
iii. Put forward some of the barriers they would have faced.
iv. Discuss how they would have overcome or got round these barriers to be successful.
v. Say how your views of disabled people have changed as result of this work.

Select biographies from http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/
Isaac Newton (1643 – 1727), British Physicist
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/isaac-newton-1643-1727.html
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) Social Reformer, Nurse
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/florence-nightingale-1820-1910.html
Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967) Latin American Revolutionary
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/che-guevara-1928-1967.html
Paul Klee (1879-1940), Swiss Artist
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/paul-klee-1879-1940.html
John Milton(1608-1674), English Poet and Republican
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/john-milton-1608-1674.html
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Mexican Artist
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/frida-kahlo-1907-1954.html
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American writer, poet
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/emily-dickinson-1830-1886.html
Ian Dury (1942-2000), British Rock Musician
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/ian-dury-1942-2000.html
Ed Roberts (1939-1995), American campaigner Independent Living
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/if-im-going-to-be-avegetable-im-going.html
Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), Feminist and social campaigner
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/harriet-martineau-1802-1876.html
Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), French Gypsy, Jazz Musician
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/django-reinhardt-1910-1953.html
Bryan Pearce (1929-2007), English Artist
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bryan-pearce-1929-2007.html
Franklin D.Roosevelt (1882-1945), American President
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/franklin-droosevelt-1882-1945.html
Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), USA, Anti Slavery and Civil Rights Campaigner
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/harriet-tubman-1820-1913.html
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister and War Leader
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/winston-churchill-1874-1965.html
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian Writer
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/jorge-luis-borges-1899-1986.html
Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946), Finish Painter
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/helene-schjerfbeck-1862-1946.html
Nicholas Owen (c.1550-1606) English Catholic Sainted Carpenter
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-ja-x.html
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) German Classic Composer
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/ludwig-van-beethoven-1770-1827.html
Janet Frame (1924-2004) New Zealand Writer
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/janet-frame-1924-2004.htm
Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793), French Revolutionary
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/jean-paul-marat-1743-1793.html
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), English Writer and Teacher
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/samuel-johnson-1709-1784.html
Eric Sykes (1923-2012), British Comedian
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/eric-sykes-1923-2012.html
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1918), Polish political writer, Revolutionary
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/rosa-luxemburg-1871-1918.html
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), American Poet
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/sylvia-plath-1932-1963.html
Mabel Cooper (1944-2013) campaigner for independent living
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/mabel-cooper-1944-2013.html
Jacqueline du Pré (1945 – 1987) English Classical Musician
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/jacqueline-du-pre-26-january-1945-19.html
Arthur Bispo do Rosário (1911-1989), Brazilian Artist
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/arthur-bispo-do-rosario-1911-1989.html
Ian Curtis (1956 – 1980), British Rock Musician-Joy Division
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/ian-curtis-1956-1980.html
Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964), American Writer
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/flannery-oconnor-1925-1964.html
George Couthon (1755-1794)French Revolutionary http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/it-was-as-footnote-in-book-by-michel.html
Edward Lear,(1812-1888)Victorian Writer http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/edward-lear-1812-1888.html
Seneb, Egypt (c2520 BCE)
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/seneb-c2520-bce.html
Helen Keller (1880-1968) USA, Political Activist
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/helen-keller-1880-1968.html

Virginia Woolf , (1882-1941) English Novelist
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/virginia-woolf-1882-1941.html
Al-Ma’arri (973-1057), Arab Poet
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/al-maarri-973-1057.html
Horatio Nelson(1758-1805) British Admiral
http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/horatio-nelson-1758-1805.html
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)Philosopher http://disabledlives.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/georg-christoph-lichtenberg-1742-1799.html