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Protesters carry signs for the League of the Physically Handicapped.
News photo of direct action protesters. Skyland Post, June 25, 1936. Library of Congress, Chronicling America.

Emerging America partnered with advocates and expert educators to create the accessible curriculum linked below. All lessons employ Universal Design for Learning. All emphasize inquiry and creative use of primary sources. Explore the Accessing Inquiry clearinghouse for in-depth guidance teaching accessible instruction and materials. 

Search the Teaching Resources library for a rich variety of accessible, primary source-based lessons created by teachers for their own unique settings as part of Accessing Inquiry graduate courses of Emerging America. 


Posters in cards below by Kate DeCiccio, Amplifier: We the Future Are Building Disability Justice - Lydia X. Z. Brown and We the Future Will Not Be Banned - Isra Chaker. In the collections of the Library of Congress. 

Painting of Lydia X. Z. Brown with t-shirt that says Disabled and Proud
Reform to Equal Rights Disability History

Features 23 inquiry-based lessons in 7 mini-units with 250 primary sources. 

Young woman with blue headscarf/hijab, with small rooftops in the distance behind her. Text against a radiant dawn sky reads "We the Future Will Not Be Banned."
English Learner Collaborations

Language-aware, primary source-rich lessons support all students, especially Multilingual Learners who are still learning English. 

Upcoming Workshops

This one-hour workshop empowers Special Education teachers to foster supportive attention to disability and to support integration of disability history across…
Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners. Extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts –includi…