ABOUT THE EDGE WEB SITE
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.
of EDGE modules:
(modules can be used in any order)
- or - How Do Wheelchairs Move on Different Surfaces?
Learn about the laws of force and motion using wheelchairs.
- or - How Do Different Bodies Work?
Learn that human bodies can vary either through genetic differences
or as the result of a spinal injury.
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.
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.
- Part 4.0 - Using the Guide