From Reform to Equal Rights: Disability and Agency in U.S. History
With Rich Cairn, a History and Civics Inclusion Specialist with the Collaborative for Educational Services
Engaging with Experts
Wednesday November 8, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200
Especially for educators of grades 8-12
Explore the empowering history of advocacy for equal rights by people with disabilities in America. This interactive online seminar will help you identify points where this rich history melds with the common history curriculum, including immigration, reformers, effects of wars, movements for civil rights, and more. It will help you address history and civics standards that increasingly call for disability history content. Our guiding expert is Rich Cairn, a History and Civics Inclusion Specialist with the Collaborative for Educational Services and a long-time collaborator with the online Disability History Museum. Special bonus: you’ll get an insider tour of a remarkable new curriculum—Reform to Equal Rights: K-12 Disability History—that is free, inclusive, and inquiry-based. Rich Cairn developed this curriculum in partnership with the Library of Congress.
The seminar is especially for teachers of history and civics, curriculum leaders and librarians, and special education teachers.
[8.T4] Rights and responsibilities of citizens
[USI.T4.2] Using primary sources, research US reform movements in the 19th century
[USI.T7.1-2] Explain Progressivism and Progressive era policies; analyze text or images by a Progressive leader
[USII.T2.1-4] Use primary and secondary sources to research, analyze, and evaluate figures, movements, and media related major political, economic, and cultural changes in the first two decades of the 20th century
[USII.T4.4-9] Use primary and secondary sources to research, analyze, and evaluate figures, movements, and media related to civil rights in the 20th century [and] the causes and course of a political movement (e.g. disability rights) including the role of protest, advocacy organizations, and citizen participation