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Disability History Month

October is Disability History Month in Washington.  During this month, each public school in Washington conducts or promotes educational activities that provide instruction, awareness, and understanding of disability history and people with disabilities.  
You will find links below to quality resources for teaching students from Kindergarten through grade 12 about this important topic.
Disability Rights Washington offers a curriculum for elementary students on how disability rights fit into the broader civil rights movement, to perceive disability as a reflection of societal views of difference.
The Disability History Museum provides a variety of resources to teach about disability history in the classroom.
The Museum of Disability History offers lesson plans and activities for classrooms PK-12.  
Talk to Me is an excellent short film to raise awareness of physical and mobility disabilities.
PBS offers a quality lesson plan for grades 9-12 on designing assistive technology connected to the POV documentary Freedom Machines.
The United Spinal Association's Disability Etiquette Publication offers useful tips on interacting with people with disabilities
The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities provides Parallels in Time: A History of Developmental Disabilities