All the Way to the Top

ADA 1990

Overview

Pair the picture book, All the Way to the Top, with primary sources to have students investigate the ideas behind the movement that made the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) possible and the motivations and character traits of a girl who was a part of that movement. After, students can investigate contemporary creatives and activists and/or current legislation related to the ADA and share what they learned with the class and their families.

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Grade

Elementary, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts

Length

40-60 minutes

Topics

activists, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, creatives, disability history, disability rights, Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins, legislation

Author

Tom Bober

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