The purpose of this assignment, is to allow you to examine, analyze and share your perceptions of the experiences of people with disabilities, their portrayal in the public media, and some of the services provided to them. Each week’s fieldwork relates to the current or a recent topic discussed in class.
This week: This week you will conduct a Webquest, investigating advocacy groups in another country.
The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice the following skills that are essential to your success in this course / in school / in this field / in professional life beyond school:
- MLO #2.2: Discuss the key elements of critical American disability rights legislation (P.L. 93-112, P.L. 103-336, etc.) and global disability rights initiatives (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and comparable legislation)
- MLO #2.5: Identify and describe the origins of major American disability rights organizations (i.e. the ARC, DAV, etc.) and the global disability rights movement.
- MLO #2.6 Compare and contrast the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the CRPD, and discuss why the U.S. has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This assignment will also help you to become familiar with the following important content knowledge in this discipline:
- Course Objective 2: Analyze issues of social justice relating to disability and the global growth of legal and civil rights of individuals with disabilities domestically and internationally.
- Go to the following WebQuest and copy the questions.
- Select an international organization to research from the list provided. Or you may research an advocacy group of your choosing,
- Create and paste them into your own document to record your answers to the 10 WebQuest questions.
- After answering the questions, submit your document.
- Then, present your findings on the Google slideshow using 1-3 slides. A link to Slideshow is also found on the WebQuest doc above.
- Be sure to include your name somewhere on your presentation so you can receive credit!