The Culture of Disability throughout World History

Dawn Franchina, History, West Charlotte High School

Final Unit (PDF)     Implementing Common Core Standards (PDF)

200 Word Synopsis

This ninth grade World History unit, targeting students in Title I schools, analyzes cultures throughout time and place of history and how they view people living with disabilities. This unit makes good use of both innovative and typical “history teaching” classroom approaches. Students gather historical evidence using images, artwork, and primary and secondary sources. Students then draw conclusions and make inferences about how people with disability lived during that particular culture and time period. Literacy skills are highlighted and supported.