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District and School Promotional and Instructional Activities

There are many activities that districts and schools can do to promote awareness and instruct students and the community about disability history. If your school or district would like to add your activities to the list below please send a description to Judy White at .

Classroom Activities

School Activities

  • Include biographical information on famous people with disabilities in morning announcements
  • Hang banners in schools and/or use school marquee to promote awareness
    Encourage school library to add The Noodle, the Florida Youth Council newsletter, to their materials
  • Have the library do a book exhibit to expand students' understanding and awareness of individuals with disabilities and the history of the disability rights movement
  • Use school website to promote disability history and awareness
  • Print and distribute bookmarks (PDF, 208KB) with your information on the back

Parental Involvement

  • Send a letter to parents announcing Disability History and Awareness Weeks
  • Ask the local PTA/PTO to include articles related to disability history and awareness in their newsletter
  • Ask the local PTA/PTO to include activity related to disability history and awareness in their October PTA meeting (or every meeting)

District Activities

  • Encourage district school board to pass a resolution recognizing Disability History and Awareness Weeks
  • Provide training for teachers concerning disability history and awareness and award in-service points for participation
  • Print and distribute bookmarks (PDF, 208KB) with your information on the back
  • Contact your local media outlets concerning articles and stories related to disability history or awareness
  • Use district website to promote disability history and awareness