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    • 10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Ableism

    • Article. By Chloë Myers and Hank Bersani Jr. Rethinking Schools, Winter 2008/09.
      A guide for analyzing children’s books for prejudice by able-bodied and able-minded people toward people with disabilities.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Themes: Disability, Education |
    • The Truth About Helen Keller

    • Article for Teachers and High School Students. By Ruth Shagoury. 6 pages.
      A review of children’s picture books about the life of Helen Keller reveals the omission of any description of her active role in key social movements of the 20th century.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919, 20th Century | Themes: Disability, Education, Women's History | Reading Levels: Adult, Grades 3-5, High School
    • 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012. 215 pages.
      A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Language Arts, Latino, LGBT, Media, Native American, Organizing, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Disability History Week

    • Film (YouTube video). 6 minutes.
      Youth at the 2010 Youth Organizing! Disabled and Proud Disability History Campaign Summit YO! explain why they believe disability history should be taught in schools.

    • Resource Types: Films | Themes: Disability, Organizing |
    • The Power of 504

    • Film (YouTube video). 18 minutes.
      Documentary on the historic civil rights demonstration of people with disabilities in 1977.

    • Resource Types: Films | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Disability |
    • Americans Who Tell the Truth

    • Website.
      Portraits by Robert Shetterly and biographies of individuals who have taken a stand for justice.

    • Resource Types: Websites | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Art & Music, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Latino, LGBT, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, Sports, Women's History |
    • Disability Rights Movement

    • Website.
      Descriptions and images of eras and movements within the U.S. Disability Rights Movement.

    • Resource Types: Websites | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, All US History | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Disability |