B3 Activities KS2 KS3 KS4 Disabled People who have made a difference
As United Nations Enable points out, “deep and persistent negative stereotypes and prejudices against persons with certain conditions and differences” exist throughout the world. Yet the present day and recorded history is full of disabled people who have impacted the world. Here are some web based resources and activities.
2.This consists of 27 disabled people who have made a difference. The class in groups try and match photo to caption with the disabled person’s name, achievement and type of impairment.
3.Do a web search and see how many more important disabled people have contributed to history.
4.Make a time line round the classroom of the last 2500 years and make drawings or download pictures of disabled people who have influenced world history and place them in the correct position. Write a paragraph to describe what they achieved.
Here are some websites that may help you. They break disabled people down by their impairments. Some attribute impairment characteristics to people who were never diagnosed when alive. This may be that the condition was not well recognised at the time. Therefore these designations should be treated with some suspicion.
Autism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTA5ov3YjbM 2.08 made by 16 year old with Autism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axdTT0S3VGI 2.30 Autism Awareness
All types of Impairment
Gives lists of famous people with many different impairments
People with Autism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_autism_spectrum_disorders
Retrospective Autism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrospective_diagnoses_of_autism
People with Bi-Polar disorder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_bipolar_disorder
Blind People http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_blind_people
People with Brittle Bones http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_with_osteogenesis_imperfecta
Deaf People http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deaf_people
People with Depression http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_major_depressive_disorder
People with Down’s syndrome
People with Dyslexia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_diagnosed_with_dyslexia
People with Epilepsy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_epilepsy
People with Learning Difficulty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_with_intellectual_impairment
Mute people http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Mute_people
People with Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, spinal cord injury http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_paraplegia
Politicians with Physical Impairments http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_physically_disabled_politicians
People with Schizophrenia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_schizophrenia
People with a Stutter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stutterers
People with Tourette’s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_with_Tourette_syndrome
For famous people with a wide ranging lists of impairments USA focused