e d g e - education for disability and gender equity

TEACHER'S
GUIDE


CONTENTS

 
1 Overview
2 Common Threads
3 EDGE Website
4 Using the Guide
5 Lessons
  5.1 Physics
  5.2 Biology
  5.3 Government
  5.4 Culture
6 Other Resources
   
 

3.0 ABOUT THE EDGE WEB SITE

In four web modules, EDGE explores the intersection of disability and gender within science and the humanities. Lessons are presented in a fun and informative multi-media context. Each module teaches a core concept of high school curriculum. These modules can be used either as stand-alone teaching components or within a broader teacher-led unit. Each module has its own Teacher's Guide section.

Descriptions of EDGE modules:
(modules can be used in any order)

Physics - or - How Do Wheelchairs Move on Different Surfaces?
Learn about the laws of force and motion using wheelchairs.

Biology - or - How Do Different Bodies Work?
Learn that human bodies can vary either through genetic differences or as the result of a spinal injury.

Government
Understand how the U.S. government affects the lives of citizens, and how citizens influence the government, through laws such as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.

Culture
Learn to think critically about gender, media and popular culture, by recognizing common stereotypes about people with disabilities, and by becoming aware of the disability culture movement.

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