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This Classroom is Fair, Not Equal!
By Eliana Marino and Alexis Sites
Barrett, K. J., Toner, J. B., & Freeland, C. A. (2018)
Yes I Can: A Girl and Her Wheelchair
Washington, DC: Magination Press, 32 pages. [ISBN-13: 978-1433828690]
Book image courtesy of Amazon.com
Grade Level: 2nd grade
Carolyn is a new student in her first grade class, and she is really excited to get to know her teacher and peers. The other students in her class are interested in learning more about Carolyn because they think that she is very different from them. That’s because she is in a wheelchair. Carolyn wants them to know that she is just like they are and that she enjoys doing the same things, too!
lesson synopsis and goals
Students will be designing a tool that a student in a wheelchair could use to make life easier in the classroom. The goal of this lesson is to allow students to use the design process to create a solution that will help a student with a disability who could potentially be in their class. This will help students understand how some peers require different tools to succeed and that not everyone in the classroom requires the same things. Equity is fair, not equal.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013)
Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEA/ITEEA, 2007/2002/ 2000)
National Common Core Standards (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2019)
This Classroom Is Fair, Not Equal!
While Carolyn is just like any other student in her class, she requires some extra tools and devices that help to make her successful in the classroom.
If you were in Carolyn’s shoes, what would be a device or tool that you would want in order to help you be successful?
Create a device that would help Carolyn retrieve a book from the top shelf of a bookshelf.
criteria and constraints
The device must:
procedure and teacher hints
Barrett, K. J., Toner, J. B., & Freeland, C. A. (2018). Yes I can!: A girl and her wheelchair. Washington, DC: Magination Press. [ISBN-13: 978-1433828690].
Common Core State Standards Initiative. (2019). Common core state standards initiative: Preparing America's students for success. Retrieved from www.corestandards.org/
International Technology Education Association (ITEA/ITEEA). (2007). Standards for technological literacy: Content for the study of technology (3rd ed.). Reston, VA: Author. Retrieved from https://www.iteea.org/File.aspx?id=67767&v=b26b7852
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Lead States. (2013). Next generation science standards: For states, by states. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
Eliana Marino is an undergraduate student at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She is an Early Childhood Education Major with a Minor in Integrative STEM Education Methods. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexis Sites is an undergraduate student at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She is an Early Childhood Education Major with a Minor in Integrative STEM Education Methods. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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