Sunday, March 9, 2008

Skills for Healthy Living: Dealing with Disabilities

Discovery School.(2006). Dealing with disabilities [DVD recording]. Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Communications, Inc.
(Call Number: 19 .D4)

Many people's first disability awareness experience is in the classroom. In Dealing with Disabilities kids in grades 9-12 are introduced to teens living with physical disabilities and chronic illness in two short films. In the first film, Meeting the Challenge, students learn about ways kids with disabilities meet the challenges of a physical disability. In the second segment, Fighting for Air, students learn about the improvements modern medicine has made in treating chronic illnesses like asthma and diabetes, as well as the importance of taking medicines as prescribed and receiving regular medical care for chronic illnesses.

Discovery Schools has created a Teacher's Guide to help teachers develop lesson plans and lead discussion. Want to know if this video is right for your classroom? Watch this clip of the movie!

Want to borrow this film? Find this video at a library near you.

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