Children and Disability

Philip L. Safford | Oct 1, 2020

Children and Disability is a short teaching module with annotated source documents that can be used to trace the historical meaning of disability in the US. Here, students may analyze the 1879 and 1919 board reports of the Cleveland Protestant Orphan Asylum, which include information on the care, education, training, and sometimes confinement, of orphaned or “half-orphaned” children whose differences set them apart.
This short teaching module includes guidance on introducing and discussing these two primary sources.

Tags: United States Primary Sources Readings Teaching Guide Cultural Disability Social Teaching Methods 1800-1900 1900-1945


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